Women's lacrosse seniors earns pair of weekly awards


Penn women’s lacrosse has certainly picked up where it left off last year.  The No. 14 Quakers are undefeated through their first six games, and after two dominant wins over Saint Joseph’s and Georgetown, seniors Tory Bensen and Meg Markham have been named Ivy League co-Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week respectively.

Bensen notched a combined eight goals in the two games, most notably five goals in a 15-8 win over the Hoyas.  The award is the second of the season for Bensen and third of her career.

The senior leads the Ivy League with 24 goals on the season and is tied for third in the nation in goals per game at 4.0.  Bensen led the Quakers last season with 43 goals, and is well on her way to approaching that mark with 24 in this young season.

Markham — a pre-season All-American — had strong defensive performances as the Quakers held their opponents to a combined nine goals in two games.  The senior had five ground balls, six draw controls and eight caused turnovers during the week to earn her fourth career weekly honor.

The Red and Blue will look to maintain perfection as they take on No. 1 Maryland on Wednesday in College Park in their toughest matchup of the year.

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