FREDERICK, Md.--Senior attack Ricky Orndorff of the men's lacrosse team and junior midfielder Caitlin Lawrence of the women's lacrosse team have been named the Hood College athletes of the week for the week ending April 1.
Orndorff, from Baltimore, Md., ripped a career-best three unassisted goals against Capital Athletic Conference rival Frostburg State University, including the game-winner in double overtime, to give the Blazers their first conference win of the spring and first victory at home in 2012.
After the Bobcats outscored the Blazers 4-1 in the first two periods, Orndorff led a triumphant Blazer comeback by scoring twice in the fourth quarter. His first tally drew the Blazers even (6-6) 3:48 into the final stanza and his second with 4:57 left in regulation gave Hood its first lead of the day. The Bobcats got a late goal in the closing minutes to send the game into overtime, but neither squad was able to find the back of the net in the first four-minute session. After each team turned the ball over twice, the Blazers regained possession and, with 1:16 left in the second extra period, Orndorff's eighth goal of the season proved to be the difference and kept the Blazers in the hunt for a playoff spot.
Orndorff leads the Blazers with 19 total points on eight goals and 11 assists. In two seasons in the blue-and-grey, he has racked up 13 goals and 18 assists for 31 points. Hood (3-9, 1-3 CAC) has just one game on the schedule this week at top-ranked Salisbury University on Saturday. Face-off for this CAC contest is slated for 1 p.m.
Lawrence, who also hails from Baltimore, broke a program record that has stood on the books since 1998. With her seven goals in Hood's three games last week, Lawrence's seasonal goal total ballooned to 37, which broke the previous single season school record of 36 goals by Kelli Jessum from the 1998 campaign.
Lawrence scored four goals against Notre Dame (Md.) University on Thursday and followed that effort up with three more scores on Saturday against CAC foe Marymount University. She has scored at least one goal in 11 of Hood's 13 games and has racked up at least three goals eight times. In 41 career games in a Hood uniform since 2010, she has tallied 84 goals, which ranks fourth all-time.
The Blazers (2-11, 0-4 CAC), who sit in eighth place in the league standings, next travel to seventh-place St. Mary's College (Md.) Saturday for a 1 p.m. CAC matchup.