Loyola’s Sam Fiedler Named US Lacrosse National Player Of The Week

BALTIMORE — Sam Fiedler, who single-handedly outscored the opposition in a 17-6 win for Loyola University Maryland women’s lacrosse against No. 4 Florida Feb. 22, was announced as the US Lacrosse Player of the Week Feb. 24.

Fiedler (Reisterstown, Md./Garrison Forest) set new career-highs in both goals (7) and points (8) during the victory, as the Greyhounds earned their largest margin of victory ever against a top five team. Loyola is now 3-0 on the year, with two of its victories coming against nationally ranked opponents.

Fiedler is now up to 93 career goals after the performance against Florida, leaving her seven away from becoming the 31st player in program history to reach 100 in her collegiate career. She had three points (2 G, 1 A) during Loyola’s 4-1 run to start the contest, and she supplied four goals during a decisive 9-0 stretch that spanned more than 25 minutes of game action.

A 2020 Tewaaraton Watch List honoree, Fiedler was a second team IWLCA All-Region and first team All-Patriot League selection last spring after leading the nation with a .671 shot percentage. She totaled 53 goals, 26 assists and 53 ground balls in 2019, and has 10 goals and a pair of assists through the Greyhounds’ first three contests this season.

Loyola remains on the road next weekend, traveling to Penn State for a matchup beginning at 1 p.m.

— Loyola Athletics press release

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Loyola Athletic Communications


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