Osborn '01 Named NESCAC Lacrosse Player of the Week
Jeff midfielder earns second league honors of the season after record-setting week

    AMHERST, Mass. - Junior Amherst College women's lacrosse midfielder Kristin Osborn (Morristown, NJ) was named New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week after leading the Jeffs to a 2-0 week with 14 goals and nine assists, setting four new school records in the process.

    Osborn, who was also named NESCAC Player of the Week on March 27, came off her school record-setting 11-point performance at Wesleyan University on April 15 with another 11-point game at #21 Wellesley College on Thursday, pouring in six goals and five assists for the game, a 20-10 win for #2 Amherst. With her first goal against the Blue, the junior became the fourth Jeff ever to reach the 100-goal mark for her career, the first to ever reach the plateau as a junior.
    As if the back-to-back 11-point efforts weren't enough, Osborn broke her own records for goals in a game and total points in the Jeffs' 20-6 win on Saturday against Trinity College, scoring eight times and assisting on four more tallies. Osborn played a part in eight of the Jeffs' last nine first-half goals, as the squad extended their school-record winning streak to nine games.
    With 12 points against the Bantams, Osborn raised her season total to 65 points (44g, 21a) in nine games, breaking her own single-season scoring record, which she set in 17 games last year, scoring 48 goals and adding 14 helpers for 62 points. Osborn's 7.22 points-per-game is good enough for second-best in Division III.
    With her 100th goal against Wellesley, Osborn joined Greta Green '96 (113 goals, 73 assists), Heidi Cline '98 (129g, 42a) and Heather Kestner '98 (126g, 37a) as Amherst's 100-goal scorers. Through Monday, the junior has 113 career goals and 47 assists.

    The Jeffs, ranked second in the latest Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) national poll, are next in action on Tuesday afternoon, when they host local rival Mount Holyoke College in a 4:30 p.m. start on Pratt Field.

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