When UC Davis women’s lacrosse player Elizabeth Datino was selected as the most recent Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Offensive Player of the Week it marked the first time an Aggie has won the award since Anna Geissbuhler shared the distinction in March 2012.
Datino, a senior attacker who prepped at Littleton High in Centennial, Colo., scored 13 goals with four assists for 17 total points during UCD’s three-game road trip last week. She opened with a career-high seven goals at Howard, scoring six during the first 17 minutes of play. Datino followed that with 3-for-4 shooting with an assist against 18th-ranked Navy, then posted three goals with two assists in Saturday’s 9-7 loss to Drexel.
Datino earned an NCAA statistical championship as a junior in 2012, leading all Division I players with 6.31 points per game. This year, she ranks second in the MPSF with 3.10 goals per game and third with a 4.70 points average.
UCD women’s track
Alycia Cridebring, who set an Aggie record in the 5,000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational on Friday evening, was named the Big West Women’s Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, her second such award this season.
The junior from Pleasant Hill captured the conference honor after finishing second in her section of the 5,000 in 16 minutes, 6.14 seconds. Cridebring’s time was good enough to beat former UCD standout and 2012 Olympian Kim Conley’s record, set in 2009.
It also was approximately a 24-second PR for Cridebring, the fastest time in the Big West this season and is ranked sixth in the NCAA West Region and 12th nationally.