Maryland women’s lacrosse midfielder Lizzie Colson was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after Maryland’s first win against William & Mary on Sunday.

The sophomore was key to Maryland’s defense, which didn’t allow a goal until the 12:40 mark of the first half.

While Colson only played for about half the game, she tied for most caused turnovers (2) and ground balls (2), in addition to three draw control wins.

“I’m excited about her. She’s fast, she’s athletic, she’s gaining confidence by the day to become a leader for us out there on the defensive end,” coach Cathy Reese said. “She’s someone who’s going to be a lot of fun to watch this year.”