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Women's lacrosse National Player of the Week (March 6): Haley Hicklen, Florida

Women's lacrosse National Player of the Week (March 6): Haley Hicklen, Florida
Florida's Haley Hicklen (Towson) is The Baltimore Sun's women's lacrosse National Player of the Week for March 6 after making a program single-game record 16 saves in an upset of then-No. 3 North Carolina. (Florida Athletics)

Haley Hicklen, Florida, junior

Baltimore, goalie

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Hicklen set a program single-game record with 16 saves in Saturday’s 17-10 upset of then-No. 3 North Carolina. The Towson High graduate held the Tar Heels to their lowest offensive output of the season while facing 39 shots. In the first 12 minutes, she had five saves, including two against free-position shots as the Gators raced to a 4-0 lead. She has made at least 10 saves in every game and had 14 in a 16-14 setback to Maryland, Florida’s only loss this season. Last season’s Big East Goalkeeper of the Year, Hicklen has a.546 save rate, the fifth best in Division I, and leads the team with 20 ground balls. She allows 11.1 goals per game for Florida, which moved up to No. 4 in this week’s Inside Lacrosse media poll.

Florida goalie Haley Hicklen handles the ball after making one of her program-record 16 saves in a 17-10 upset win over North Carolina on March 3.
Florida goalie Haley Hicklen handles the ball after making one of her program-record 16 saves in a 17-10 upset win over North Carolina on March 3. (Florida Athletics)
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