The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) announced its weekly awards on Monday afternoon and first-year midfielder Ashley Rende (Mission Viejo, CA) has been named the Women's Lacrosse Defensive Athlete of the Week for the first time in her young career at the University of Redlands.
Rende played a critical role in the Bulldogs' 23-11 win over Whittier College last Wednesday. She wreaked havoc on the Poets' by forcing them into six turnovers, two of which immediately led to goals for Redlands. In addition, she also scooped up nine ground balls and added two goals and an assist on the offensive end in a versatile effort.
Rende is currently tied for fourth on the team with 15 caused turnovers on the season.
For a complete list of this week's award winners, please visit the SCIAC's website.
Redlands completed the 2019 season with an 8-8 overall record and a 2-8 SCIAC mark.