On Tuesday, the Big East Conference announced their weekly honors for play last week. As Florida cruised through a 2-0 week, sophomore Cara Trombetta and freshman Shannon Kavanagh‘s performance merited weekly honors.
Trobetta was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Week while Kavanagh takes home the Freshman of the Week award.
Per the Big East press release regarding Trombetta:
BIG EAST Defensive Player Of The Week
Cara Trombetta, Florida, So., D
Trombetta anchored the Gators’ defense in back-to-back wins last week, totaling four ground balls and five caused turnovers. Four of Trombetta’s caused turnovers came at RV Denver on Saturday as No. 6/9 Florida scored a win which clinched at least a share of its fourth consecutive BIG EAST regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in the BIG EAST Championship. The Gators held Wednesday’s opponent Cincinnati to just four goals, as the sophomore defender scooped up three ground balls and added a CT. The Florida defense limited its opponents to a 29-38 clip in clear attempts compared to UF’s 34-38 mark, while the Gators nearly doubled up their opponents on the week in shots (80-47) and shots on goal (63-33).
Per the Big East press release regarding Kavanagh:
BIG EAST Freshman Of The Week
Shannon Kavanagh, Florida, Fr., M
Kavanagh snags her second consecutive rookie honor after stuffing the stat sheet in another 2-0 week for the Gators. The freshman midfielder totaled nine points off five goals and four assists to go along with 23 draw controls, six ground balls and a caused turnover. She posted double-digit draws in both games, including 11 in Saturday’s win at -/RV Denver. Against the Pioneers, Kavanagh totaled two goals and three assists in the winning effort as No. 6/9 Florida clinched at least a share of its fourth consecutive BIG EAST regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming BIG EAST Championship.
Florida is 13-3 overall and has clinched the Big East regular season title with an undefeated 8-0 conference record. The Gators have won seven straight and many of the contests haven’t been close.
Florida will face Butler in the regular season finale. Butler is 1-15 overall and 0-8 in Big East play. Florida will attempt to win their 31st straight Big East game. The game is set for Saturday at noon.