George Fox University’s junior Kaylee Kolin received the Northwest Conference Women’s Lacrosse Student-Athlete of the Week for her performance during the week of March 2.
Kolin, a goalkeeper for the Bruins, helped lead her team to an 11-4 victory over Puget Sound, recording 13 saves on 19 shots, good for a .765 save percentage). Kolin continued her great performance against St. Mary’s College, giving up only one goal in a 16-1 victory.
“I feel honored to have been chosen for this award and I am very thankful to my teammates,” said Kolin. “They are the reason this was possible. Defense starts with our attack and works its way back, so without 11 girls in front of me, I wouldn’t be in this position.”
Kolin has played 240 minutes this season and on average surrenders just 5.25 goals per game. She also has 30 saves in the net this year. Last season, Kolin played and started in 12 games, which was the first year for women’s lacrosse at GFU. She faced over 300 shots and recorded 131 saves on the season.
“Preparation for lacrosse started this summer. Each of us did workouts on our own and then transitioned into 5:00am practices when we came back to school in the fall. We haven’t stopped working since,” said Kolin. “It is our team’s philosophy to take care of the little details, the things we can control, and by doing that and pushing hard at practice every day, we have found ourselves successful thus far in the season and hope to continue that success.”
Kolin and the Bruins remain undefeated, beginning their season with a perfect 4-0 record.