RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University freshman Malikah Croom (Plainsboro, N.J./West Windsor-Plainsboro South) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week for the period ending Mar. 4, the CACC announced on Monday.
Croom is the first Felician women's lacrosse player to win a CACC weekly award in the three-year history of the Golden Falcon program.
A 5-foot-1 defender/midfielder, Croom scored her first collegiate goal in her debut game, a 20-3 home loss to Queens (N.Y.) College on Mar. 1. She followed that effort with six ground balls and two caused turnovers in a 23-0 setback to Molloy College on Sunday. For the week she combined for eight ground balls and three caused turnovers.
More information is available at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/wlax/2017-18/releases/35POW.
Croom is a 2017 graduate of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South.
Also on Monday, Felician senior baseball outfielder Matt Diesel (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa) and senior softball outfielder Jeannette Roldan (Hesperia, Calif./Oak Hills) were named to the CACC Weekly Honor Rolls in those sports.
Felician women's lacrosse is guided by second-year head coach Natalie Bermudez. The Golden Falcons were 0-2 overall and 0-0 in CACC play heading into Monday's non-league road game against Catawba College.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,400 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.