For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's City, Md. – Senior Erika Kopf (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) was voted as the St. Mary's College of Maryland Athlete of the Month, picking up the award for the month of March. The Athlete of the Month awardee is selected by the Department of Athletics & Recreation management team.
The 5-7 midfielder put together a well-rounded performance for the Seahawk women's lacrosse team during the month of March. She averaged 2.22 points, 1.22 goals, and 1.00 assists on the offensive side of the ball while contributing 13 ground balls and eight caused turnovers on defense.
Kopf started the month with career-highs of three ground balls and two caused turnovers against No. 4 Gettysburg College (Mar. 4) before tallying career-bests of four goals and three ground balls at Randolph-Macon College on March 8.
She also notched career-highs of three assists, three ground balls, and two caused turnovers while adding a season-best three draw controls in a 10-9 road win at Roanoke College on March 13. Kopf finished the month by posting two points in four straight games.
Kopf currently ranks tied for sixth in the Capital Athletic Conference with 11 free position goals, tied for ninth with 18 assists, and tied for 10th with 17 caused turnovers.
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MARCH ATHLETE OF THE MONTH HONOR ROLL
- BASEBALL: Brandon Snow, So., SS, Owings, Md./Northern
- MEN'S LACROSSE: Max Groen, So., A, New Haven, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall
- MEN'S TENNIS: Ethan Garren, Fy., Arnold, Md./Broadneck
- WOMEN'S TENNIS: Savannah Bergen, Jr., Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown
PAST ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
- SEPTEMBER – Gillian Sawyer, Sr., Forward, Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake
- OCTOBER – Mimi Graf, Sr., Setter/Right-side Hitter, Annapolis, Md./Broadneck
- NOVEMBER – Matt Walchuck, Sr., Freestyle, Middletown, Pa./Middletown
- DECEMBER – Nina Haller, Sr., Center, Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase
- JANUARY – Nina Haller, Sr., Center, Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase
- FEBRUARY – Nina Haller, Sr., Center, Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase
- MARCH – Erika Kopf, Sr., Midfielder, Annapolis, Md./Annapolis