April 2, 2014
Vanderbilt sophomore Kelly Chandler has been playing at such a torrid pace recently, it has been hard not to take notice.
Hours before Vanderbilt’s game against Harvard on Wednesday, Chandler was named the American Lacrosse Conference Offensive Player of the Week for her performance the week before.
Against No. 9 Johns Hopkins on Saturday, the midfielder scored four goals in a 12-11 victory. She scored the first two goals of the game in the opening four minutes. She later put the Commodores in front for good with her unassisted goal with 4:13 left in the first half.
In the four games before the matchup against Harvard, she had scored 16 goals. She ranks second on the team with 25 goals this season. She also leads the team with 38 draw controls.
This marks the fourth time this season a Vanderbilt player has received a weekly honor from the ALC. Senior Abby Wheeler and sophomore Mallory Schonk have been named the league’s offensive player of the week. Freshman Jill Doherty was tabbed the rookie of the week earlier this season.
Raking in four awards in one season is the most for Vanderbilt since the Commodores collected seven weekly honors in 2010.