May 4, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford senior midfielder Jamie Nesbitt was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's lacrosse Player of the Week for her play in the Cardinal's season-ending victories over Louisville and Penn.
Nesbitt provided the "hustle" plays that helped Stanford conclude its season with two nonconference victories over highly-regarded teams, including an 8-6 upset at No. 3 Penn on Saturday. Nesbitt, a senior from Cincinnati, Ohio, had four draw controls in the victory and helped hold the Quakers to their lowest goal total of the season. Penn was the highest-ranked team Stanford has ever beaten.
In a 14-12 victory over Louisville on Thursday, Nesbitt had two goals and one assist, but also earned a key draw control with 1:08 left that enabled Stanford to run out the clock. She had four draw controls in the game, as well as three caused turnovers and one ground ball.
This was the first MPSF weekly honor for Nesbitt, who finished the season with career highs in goals (15) and draw controls (17). Nesbitt played in every game (73) during her four-year Stanford career.