Athlete of the Week : Maeve McKenny

By James Lloyd

Lacrosse star Maeve McKenny enjoyed a superb game last Wednesday as the women’s lacrosse team stormed to a 25-0 win over Southampton.

Her performance saw her crowned this weeks’ Athlete of the Week, as the team made it six wins from six to top the league.

McKenny had to “bust a gut” along with the rest of the defence to shutout Southampton and gave the attackers the license to run riot.

McKenny, who has been playing lacrosse for 10 years, has been called up to the Wales development squad. And the midfielder even chipped in with four goals against Southampton, whilst used her quick reaction time to recover a number of centre draws.

Cardiff women’s lacrosse team, have a whopping goal difference of 67, having brushed aside most of their opponents this season in the Western 1A; their closest game an 11-10 win against Exeter.

And McKenny expressed her delight at winning the coveted Athlete of the Week award, she said: “I was surprised but extraordinarily pleased to be crowned the AotW. The team endured some really tough conditions through the first half but we didn’t let it dampen our spirits as Cardiff scored 18 goals as were yet to concede a goal. It was a great game to participate in as the team spirit really carried us though with everyone bringing their best game. The attack moved effortlessly showcasing everyone’s natural flare allowing Cardiff to end up getting 25 goals. The end result really reflected the teamwork and hard work everyone put in.”

The team will want to transfer their league form into the cup when they play against Reading on Wednesday.

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