April 29, 2014
ERIE, Pa. -- Freshman Tess Korten (Glen Head, N.Y./North Shore) of the University of Michigan women's lacrosse team earned her first career American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) Rookie of the Week honor after leading the Wolverines to a victory in their regular-season finale over Fresno State last Saturday (April 26), the conference announced on Tuesday (April 29).
Korten tied a game high with five points on four goals and one assist to help Michigan register a program-best 19 goals and defeat Fresno State, 19-6. She also contributed three draw controls, one caused turnover and a career-high three ground balls in the win. This marked Korten's fourth hat trick and third game with five or more points this season. She has now scored at least one point in each of the last nine games, tallying 29 of her 37 total season points during that stretch.
A member of the team's 2014 Leadership Council, Korten received the program's third ALC Rookie of the Week accolade, as freshman Anna Schueler (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy) notched the first two awards in back-to-back weeks earlier in the season (March 26 and April 2).
Korten and the Wolverines will kick off postseason play on Thursday (May 1) at the ALC Tournament, which will be hosted by Northwestern at Lakeside Field in Evanston, Ill. Michigan, the No. 7 seed, will face the No. 2 seed -- and 10th-ranked -- Ohio State Buckeyes in the first round of the tournament at 7 p.m. CDT.
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