BRSN Announces Athlete of the Week: Lacrosse Defender Catie Smith
The BRSN team selects one Cornell athlete each week whose performance stood out among their peers both within the Cornell athletic community and the Ivy League.
RELEASE: ITHACA, NY — BRSN has named Catie Smith as this week’s Athlete of the Week. The junior defender gave a standout performance during Saturday’s match, holding Harvard’s offense to just six goals after the Crimson have normally averaged 13.50 goals per game this season. Smith leads Cornell women’s lacrosse in caused turnovers (35), draw controls (33) and ground balls (41). She is just two caused turnovers away from becoming the second player in program history to reach 100 for her career and is tied for second in the Ancient Eight in caused turnovers and tied for third in ground balls. Smith is also one of the few defenders to make the prestigious Tewaaraton Award watch list this year.