For the past month, junior midfielder Ally Kennedy has been on a hot streak, helping Stony Brook win 10 of their last 11 games — and the higher-ups in women’s collegiate lacrosse have certainly taken note.
On Monday, April 22, Kennedy received America East Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second straight week.
In the Seawolves’ only game last week, a 20-4 routing of Binghamton, Kennedy scored five goals along with one assist while also winning five draw controls and securing two ground balls.
The week prior, in what could be considered the Seawolves’ toughest week of play (against then-ranked Johns Hopkins, conference rival Albany and 19th ranked USC), she once again shone.
Kennedy recorded 22 points off 16 goals, including a career-high seven against Albany. The performance included six assists and rounded out her stat sheet with two caused turnovers, six ground balls and 20 draw controls.
National media caught wind of her performance. Not only did Kennedy win the America East Offensive Player of the Week, but she also was named both the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and Brine Lacrosse/US Lacrosse player of the week.
For Kennedy, playing at this level has become the norm. She is among the nation’s best in most offensive stats, including fifth in the country in total goals with 64, sixth in goals per game with four, fourth in shots per game with nine and first in shots on goal per game with seven.
A member of the U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse President’s Cup roster this past November, Kennedy has cemented herself among the best players at the collegiate level. She was named to the 2019 Tewaaraton Award watch list, an honor given to the most outstanding men’s and women’s players at the end of each season.
Kennedy’s leadership will be integral in the Seawolves’ quest to win their seventh straight conference championship and secure a top-tier seed in the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament.