Dolphins Close Out Regular Season Sunday

Dolphins Close Out Regular Season Sunday

GAME #17: Jacksonville (13-3, 4-0 ASUN) vs. Stetson (4-12, 1-3 ASUN)
DATE: Sunday, April 29
TIME: 1 pm
SITE: D.B. Milne Field | Jacksonville, Fla.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University women's lacrosse closes out the regular season Sunday, April 29 when it plays host to Stetson at 1 p.m.

Setting the Scene

  • The Dolphins enter the weekend with an 13-3 overall record, and a 4-0 mark in the ASUN Conference.
  • Freshman Sarah Elms and sophomore Genie Santarpio swept last week's ASUN Player and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively.
  • Jacksonville leads the nation in scoring offense, averaging 18.00 goals per game.
  • Additionally, senior Ashtyn Hiron leads the nation with a .833 free-position percentage.
  • The Dolphins also rank among the top 5 in the nation in several statistical categories including: points per game (27.50 – 2nd), assists per game (9.50 – 2nd), shots per game (37.94 – 2nd), shots on goal per game (28.09 – 2nd), and scoring margin (8.50 – 2nd).
  • The Dolphins also lead the league in caused turnovers per game (11.94), draw controls per game (15.75), free-position percentage (.504), scoring defense (9.50), and turnovers per game (13.38).
  • With a .474 shot percentage, JU is second in the ASUN and 12th among Division I programs, while their 19.44 ground balls per game are also second in the league.
  • Individually, several Dolphins also rank among the ASUN's top three in several categories.
  • Hiron also leads the ASUN in points (69) and points per game (4.60), and ranks second in draw controls per game (5.13), caused turnovers per game (1.53), free position goals per game (1.00), goals (52), and goals per game (3.47).
  • Freshman Sarah Elms ranks among the ASUN's top five in points (59 – 4th), goals (46 – 3rd), goals per game (2.88 – 4th), and points per game (3.69 – 4th).
  • Additionally, junior Erin McGuire ranks third in the league in both assists (30) and assists per game (1.88), while freshman Jenny Kinsey ranks fifth with 17 assists.

ASUN Weekly Honors

Australian Legacy an American Favorite

  • Ashtyn Hiron, a native of Perth, Western Australia and three-time Australian National Team member, became the first Dolphin to earn national player of the week honors.
  • Hiron was voted Alpha Lacrosse National Player of the Week following her six-point, 11-draw performance to help the Dolphins defeat Ohio State, 11-10, in overtime on Feb. 23.
  • The senior captain won 43 percent of the 839 votes casted on a poll tweeted out by @ILWomen, an account by Inside Lacrosse dedicated to highlighting the women's game.
  • Hiron won more votes than North Carolina's Marie McCool (34%), Virginia Tech's Tristan McGinley (16%), and Penn State's Katie O'Donnell (7%).

Scouting Stetson

  • The Hatters enter the weekend with a 4-12 overall record, and are 1-3 in the ASUN.
  • Stetson defeated Howard for its lone ASUN win, 19-4.
  • Both Hallie Merz (17g, 34a) and Riley Reagan (17g, 33a) have recorded 50 or more points on the year with 51 and 50, respectively.
  • Karli Maguire leads the team with 10 free-position goals, while Maddie Holvey leads the team with 65 draw controls.
  • Goalie Liza Diamond has a team-best 51 ground balls and has recorded 147 saves (.429).

Series History vs. the Hatters

  • The Dolphins are 5-0 in the all-time series with Stetson, including a 2-0 mark at D.B. Milne Field.

Up Next
The Dolphins serve as hosts for the 2018 ASUN Conference Tournament, which begins with a pair of semifinal contests on Thursday, May 3 and concludes with the Championship game on Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m.