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O'Neill named NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week

HADLEY, Mass. -- Bates College senior Joan O'Neill was named NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week on Monday, announced by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

O'Neill (Westwood, Mass.) continued her brilliant season and career with at least six points in all three games during Bates' 2-1 week last week -- four goals and two assists in a 12-10 loss to Bowdoin, three goals and four assists in an 11-10 win over Williams, and two goals and four assists in Sunday's 16-6 win at Wellesley. She also collected six ground balls on the week.

In the meantime, O'Neill became Bates' all-time points leader, surpassing the former record of 182 held by Molly Wagner '08. She now owns four major team scoring records: career points (193), career assists (63), points in a season (70 in 2011) and assists in a season (26 in 2011). The 2011 NESCAC points-per-game scoring champion leads the conference again in that category this season, with 5.33, and also ranks first in goals per game (3.67) and sixth in assists per game (1.67).

O'Neill is Bates' second NESCAC Player of the Week this season, after first-year Kathy Yannopoulos (Simsbury, Conn.) three weeks ago, and the team's fourth ever.

NESCAC Women's Lacrosse weekly release