Women’s Lacrosse’s Henson, Putnam Named University of Scranton Co-Athletes of the Week

Jill Henson Erin Putnam


It was another big week for the Royals women's lacrosse team, and for their efforts, sophomore Jill Henson (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) and junior Erin Putnam (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South) were named The University of Scranton's Co-Athletes of the Week for the period ending April 7, 2019.

For Henson, this marks the first time in her career that she has been named the Scranton Athlete of the Week, while Putnam also nabbed the accolade for the first time in her career, as well.

On the week, the pair helped Scranton collect two more victories to push their current winning streak to seven games, as the Royals knocked off Rowan (11-10) on Tuesday and Goucher (21-7) on Saturday to go to 11-1 overall and remain unbeaten in the Landmark Conference at 3-0.

The Royals also continue to be ranked the Top 25 nationally in the IWLCA Poll, as Scranton remained in 20th overall this week.

In their two games this week, Henson finished with two goals and six assists, five of which came in Scranton's win at Goucher on Saturday. With six points total on the day against the Gophers, Henson went over 100 points for her short career as a Royal, becoming the 27th player in program history to go over the century mark for career points.

Putnam, meanwhile, came into the contest in the second half at Rowan on Tuesday night and made four saves over the final 30 minutes of regulation, as Scranton rallied from a 5-1 halftime deficit to take the one-goal win. With her four save evening, Putnam reached 300 stops for her career at Scranton, putting herself in fourth place all-time in career saves in the process.

Putnam went on to make three more saves against Goucher on Saturday and now has made 47 saves in over 433 minutes of gameplay for the year.

Henson, Putnam and the rest of The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team returns to action on Wednesday afternoon, as they travel to Drew for another Landmark Conference match-up. Things get underway at 4:30 p.m.