Attieh Recognized as ECC Defensive Player of the Week

Attieh Recognized as ECC Defensive Player of the Week

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – Senior goalie Basma Attieh of the Queens College women's lacrosse team was recognized as the East Coast Conference (ECC) Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after anchoring Queens to a 1-1 week with two strong performances in goal.

Attieh went 1-1 between the pipes with a 9.40 goals-against average for the week. She made 24 saves overall and posted a 57.1 save percentage, while also adding four ground balls.

The senior made 17 saves in a hard-fought 13-10 setback to Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) leader Georgian Court on Thursday, chipping in three ground balls as well. Attieh then gave up only five goals in a 15-5 victory over ECC opponent District of Columbia on Saturday, making seven saves to earn the win.

Attieh ranks third in the ECC with 110 saves thus far this season, averaging 9.17 per game, and she has started in all 12 games for the Knights.

Sophomore Patriece Ausili was also recognized, earning a spot on the weekly honor roll. Ausili racked up nine goals in a 1-1 week for the Knights, while adding six draw controls, six ground balls and five caused turnovers. She went off for a career-high six goals in the setback to Georgian Court.

Queens will look to earn its third win in the last four games on Tuesday, April 25, when the Knights travel to Nyack for a 3:30 p.m. contest.