Albany's Dakotah Savitcheff Named Epoch/US Lacrosse Player of the Week

Dakota Savitcheff scored Albany's game-winning goals with 18 or less seconds left on the clock in two key games. (Photo By John Strohsacker)


Dakotah Savitcheff is a last-second game-changer for Albany.

In two games in one week, Savitcheff rattled off goals with 18 seconds remaining to lift the Great Danes to one-goal victories over then-No. 8 Cornell, 11-10, and America East rival New Hampshire, 9-8, to earn Epoch/US Lacrosse Player of the Week honors. The wins pushed No. 20 Albany into the Nike/US Lacrosse Top 20 for the first time this season.

Against the Big Red, Savitcheff scored two go-ahead goals in the first half and all four of Albany’s second half goals, the last two coming within the final 18 seconds. Emma Powlin assisted Savitcheff at the 18-second mark to tie the game 10-10, and eight seconds later, Kenzie Neal found Savitcheff again for the game-winning goal.

Savitcheff showcased her late-game heroics again against the Wildcats by scoring the game-winner on a free position shot with 18 seconds left on the clock.

“Good teams find a way to win close games,” said Albany coach John Battaglino. “Dakotah is a clutch player.”






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EPOCH/US LACROSSE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

FEB. 6, 2017
CAM MILLIGAN, VERMONT | STEPH LAZO, PENN STATE
FEB. 13, 2017
TEDDY HATFIELD, RICHMOND | PAIGE SOENKSEN, COLORADO
FEB. 20, 2017
MIKE D'AMARIO, VIRGINIA | SARAH MARTIN, ALBANY
FEB. 27, 2017
GERALD LOGAN, JOHNS HOPKINS | ALEX CONDON, PENN
MARCH 6, 2017
AUSTIN SIMS, PRINCETON | DEVON PARKER, SYRACUSE
MARCH 13, 2017
ALEX WOODALL, TOWSON | MEGAN TAYLOR, MARYLAND
MARCH 20, 2017
TOM CAREY, OHIO STATE | KELLY REESE, VIRGINIA
MARCH 27, 2017
DAVE LITTLE, NAVY | KYLIE OHLMILLER, STONY BROOK
APRIL 3, 2017
TD IERLAN, ALBANY | HOPE HANLEY, YALE
APRIL 10, 2017
TREVOR BAPTISTE, DENVER | MARIE MCCOOL, NORTH CAROLINA
APRIL 17, 2017
DAN MORRIS, MARYLAND | DAKOTAH SAVITCHEFF, ALBANY
THE EPOCH/US LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE WEEK RECOGNIZES THE MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES IN COLLEGE MEN'S AND WOMEN'S LACROSSE. MAKE IT EPOCH.

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