Derner Earns A-Sun Player of the Week

MACON, Ga. – The Jacksonville University women’s lacrosse team came out on the short side of the 16-15 double overtime thriller against James Madison but senior Morgan Derner had a stellar game in the affair. For her performance, the Atlantic Sun has named her Player of the Week.

Currently leading the team with nine goals, Derner knocked in four scores against the Dukes last Saturday. She also tallied an assist and scooped one ground ball.

The attacker converted on back-to-back free-position shots to give the Dolphins their first lead of the contest, 4-3, with 23:22 on the clock in the first half and her other two goals kick started 3-0 JU runs which allowed the Fins to tie at 9-all and take the 15-14 advantage in the closing minutes of regulation.

Jacksonville is back at D.B. Milne on Saturday, March 1 as they take on Old Dominion at 11 a.m.