Jacksonville Sweeps Inaugural A-Sun Player of the Week Awards


MACON, Ga - Senior attack Amanda Hurley (Columbus, Ga.) and junior attack Brittney Orashen (Lebanon, N. J.) added another first for the Jacksonville women's lacrosse program this week.  The duo took home the first women's lacrosse weekly awards handed out by the Atlantic Sun Conference with Hurley earning Offensive Player of the Week honors and Orashen taking home the Defensive Player of the Week award.


Hurley was recognized after scoring five goals in the Dolphins' two games to start the season.  The senior attack scored once against preseason No. 1 Syracuse on Jan. 13 then added four goals in a 15-7 win over Vanderbilt last Sunday.  Hurley's four scores against Vanderbilt came on four shot attempts and were during an 11-0 run by JU that took control of the game.  


Orashen was all over the field defensively for the Dolphins.  She secured six grounds balls in two games, including five in the opener against Syracuse. Orashen also added four caused turnovers in the two games, to go with her six draw controls in the win against Vanderbilt. On the offensive side she scored a pair of goals and added an assist.


Jacksonville returns to action on Wednesday when No.3 Florida pays a visit to the JU campus.  Game time is set for a 7:00 pm start at the Ashley Sports Complex.


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