Friend and Maryland senior midfielder Brooke Griffin have been named ACC Women's Lacrosse Co-Offensive Players of the Week, as announced Tuesday by the conference office. Corzel, a sophomore midfielder, has been recognized as the ACC Defensive Player of the Week.
Friend scored three times on five shots in Friday's 11-8 Tar Heel win over top-ranked Northwestern. After the Wildcats went on a 3-0 scoring run in less than two minutes to pull within two goals at 9-7, the native of Canandaigua, N.Y., responded with North Carolina's last two goals to ice the victory.
Griffin tallied three goals in the first half to help spark No. 2 Maryland to an early 9-1 lead in its home opener Sunday against No. 4 Duke, as the Terrapins went on to beat the Blue Devils, 15-6. The midfielder from Annapolis, Md., added two assists for a game-high five points as Maryland upended a top-five team for the second straight week and picked up its first conference win of 2013.
Corzel had primary responsibility for marking Northwestern All-America attacker Erin Fitzgerald, limiting her to one goal on three shots with three turnovers in North Carolina's 11-8 win over No. 1 Northwestern. The native of Berwyn, Pa., caused two turnovers and collected a ground ball, while hounding Fitzgerald throughout the Tar Heel victory.