STORRS, Conn. – UConn junior Grace Nolan (Marcellus, N.Y.) was named the BIG EAST Attacker of the Week on Tuesday after helping lead the Huskies to a pair of wins last week over Marquette and Cincinnati. It is her first weekly award this season and seventh of her career.
Nolan totaled a staggering 17 points in a 2-0 week for the Huskies, beginning with four goals, three assists in a 17-14 win over Marquette on Wednesday, followed by career bests of five goals, five assists in an 18-11 win at Cincinnati on Saturday. Her 10-point outing in the win at Cincinnati tied a UConn record for points in a game that was previously set by Shannon Burke against Central Connecticut State on February 21, 2007.
Nolan started last week ranked outside the top-10 in the conference for points per game and now leads the BIG EAST with a 4.86 points per contest average. She is fourth in the league with 40 goals (2.86 pg) and fifth in assists with 27 (1.93 pg).
The junior and the rest of the Huskies will return to action this Saturday with their last road game of the season, heading to Villanova for a 12 noon BIG EAST match-up.