Placek named Big South Player of the Week

Melissa Placek (Will Bratton photo)
Melissa Placek (Will Bratton photo)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Campbell's Melissa Placek has been named the Big South Conference Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week, as announced by the league Tuesday. It is her second career conference honor.

Placek led the Camels' offensive attack last week in a pair of wins during their spring break road trip. The Baltimore, Maryland native scored a career-high five goals in CU's 14-13 comeback victory over La Salle in Florida on Friday.

Placek followed it up with two scores in a victory at Davidson on Sunday, the second being the game-winner with just 52 seconds on the clock. She also tallied 12 draw controls between the two contests, as seven came against the Explorers. Placek also picked up the final draw at Davidson to seal the win over the Wildcats.

The sophomore attacker currently ranks 25th nationally in draw controls with an average of 5.00 per contest. Placek ranks second on the team in points (17) and goals (12). Both statistics stand eighth in the Big South. She also has nine ground balls and has caused four turnovers.

Placek and the rest of the Camels will open a five-game homestand at Barker-Lane Stadium on Friday against Mercer. First draw is set for 5 p.m.