Bursinger Earns National Player of the Week Honors

Bursinger Earns National Player of the Week Honors

GRAND LAKE, CO - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse sophomore Dani Bursinger has been named as the IWLCA Division II Offensive Player of the Week, the organization announced on Wednesday evening.

Bursinger helped lead the Moccasins to four wins last week, finishing with 22 draw controls, six ground balls, and two caused turnovers. She also scored four goals, including a hat trick at Young Harris, and tallied three assists last week.

The award, which is the first such honor of her career, come on the heels of Bursinger winning the Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week award - another career first.

Bursinger ranks ninth nationally and first in the conference in draw controls per game (5.91). As a team, Florida Southern ranks sixth nationally in draw controls per game (16.18). Bursinger has won a total of 65 draw controls this season, and the Mocs have won 178-of-294 draw controls this season.

Bursinger is the second player in school history to win an IWLCA Division II Player of the Week award, joining former teammate Gabby Barowski, who won an award last season.

The Moccasins wrap up a three-game homestand against Seton Hill on Saturday at 12 p.m. at Bryant Stadium, and open SSC play at Saint Leo on March 25.