April 4, 2007
Providence, RI - After scoring 12 goals in her first 17 games of the season, Brown senior Paige Lansing (Newport Beach, CA) scored eight times in the 19th-ranked Bears' (14-7, 1-1 CWPA) four games last week, helping her team to a 2-2 record against tough competition. For her efforts, she was named the Collegiate Water Polo Association Northern Varsity Division Co-Player of the Week on Wednesday.
In nearly tripling her average goal output for the season, Lansing also scored timely goals, particularly in Brown's two games on Tuesday, March 27. In the morning, against California Baptist, Lansing's lone goal gave the Bears their first lead of the game 44 seconds into the fourth quarter. She also had two assists and three steals in that contest. Later in the day, her goal with 1:39 remaining against #15 Long Beach State, one of her three for the contest, was the game-winner, as the Bears took a 9-8 upset win.
Lansing was also outstanding in the Bears' two losses on Wednesday and Thursday. Against #6 UC Irvine, she had her second consecutive three-goal game, as the Bears lost, 12-6. She had one goal, one assist, one steal and one ejection drawn the following day in an 8-4 defeat to #15 UC San Diego.
For the season, Lansing is fifth on the Bears with 20 goals in 21 games. She also has 18 assists and 13 steals on the year.
Lansing is the fifth Brown player in six weeks to win Player of the Week. She joins freshman Sarah Glick (Bonita, CA), senior Caitlin Fahey (Bellevue, WA), freshman Stephanie Laing (Ann Arbor, MI), and senior Elizabeth Balassone (Los Altos, CA), who won Player of the Week on February 27, March 5, March 19, and March 26, respectively.
Beginning this weekend, the Bears will play all five of their CWPA Northern Division rivals on the road in an eight-day span. They open with their chief competition in the division, #13 Hartwick, on Saturday at noon in Oneonta, N.Y. Brown will be looking to avenge a 13-7 loss to the Hawks in their meeting earlier in the season.