Pooley '19 collects NESCAC women's lacrosse weekly award

Kara Pooley '19 is the NESCAC player of the week for March 18, 2019 (Josh McKee photo).
Kara Pooley '19 is the NESCAC player of the week for March 18, 2019 (Josh McKee photo).

Hamilton College's Kara Pooley '19 (Wexford, Pa./Shady Side Academy) was named the NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week for the first time in her collegiate career on Monday, March 18.

Pooley led the Continentals (1-2, 1-2 NESCAC) to their 14-13 win over then-nationally ranked No. 14 Bowdoin College on March 16 by posting three goals, an assist, five draw controls, five caused turnovers and a career-high six ground balls. Pooley's goal with 12:40 left in the second half was the 100th point of her Hamilton career. She had the assist on the goal that put the Continentals up 14-12 with 1:37 remaining.

Pooley has six goals and four assists for 10 points so far this year. She is fourth in the conference with nine caused turnovers, ninth with 14 draw controls and 10th with 11 ground balls.

Hamilton plays a non-conference game against St. Lawrence University in Englewood, Florida, on Thursday, March 21 and travels to No. 12 Amherst College for a NESCAC contest on Sunday, March 24 at noon.