THOMASVILLE, NC - Lees-McRae College freshman midfielder Desiree Cox has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse Player of the Week during week number seven in the 2008 season, the second time she has received the honor this season.
Already named as the Nike/Inside Lacrosse National Player of the Week, Cox continues her assault on the Lees-McRae scoring charts, averaging 6.33 goals per game over three games last week. In the Lady Bobcats first game of the week, Cox led her squad with five goals in a tightly contested Conference Carolinas match up with St. Andrews Presbyterian. In her second game, the Lady Bobcats hosted Belmont Abbey in another Conference Carolinas showdown and chipped in with a goal, continuing the goal scoring streak that started her collegiate career to eleven games. After being held to just one goal against Abbey, the first time in her career she has not scored multiple goals in a game, Cox exploded for 16 points against Methodist University leading the Lady Bobcats to their first win of 2008, a 24-18 decision over the Monarchs. Cox set NCAA records with her performance for both goals in a game with 13 and points in a game with 16.
To date, her 54 goals lead the nation in total goals and goals per game (4.91) while she also leads Conference Carolinas in ground balls per game averaging 3.72, (41 total). Cox' 5.27 points per game average also ranks eighth nationally and second in Conference Carolinas while her 58 total points are tied for fourth best nationally and third in the conference.