Coker’s Ferone and Durden Sweep SAC Lacrosse Weekly Awards

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College lacrosse players Hayley Ferone and Marabeth Durden have been named the South Atlantic Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, the league office announced today. Ferone and Durden are the first-ever weekly award winners in Coker women's lacrosse history and the second Coker duo to sweep the POTW honors in any sport since the school joined the conference in 2013.

Ferone led Coker to a 19-11 win over Wingate in its SAC opener by recording four goals and a match-high four assists. She also picked up four ground balls and finished with an efficient 66.7-shooting percentage in the contest.

On the season, Ferone has 10 goals and six assists for a team-high 16 points. Her assists, points and goals are good for first, second and fourth, respectively, in the SAC statistical standings.

Ferone, a freshman, is an Art major from Orlando, Fla. She is the daughter of Ed and Debbie Ferone.

Durden did a little bit of everything for Coker against Wingate, finishing with three goals, six ground balls and three caused turnovers in the victory. She paced a Coker defense that caused 15 Bulldog turnovers and contributed to a 36-18 ground ball advantage.

A freshman defender, Durden has registered 12 ground balls and caused four turnovers to go along with three goals and three assists on the season. Her ground ball total is good for third in the SAC.

Originally from Orlando, Fla., Durden is an education major with a concentration in early childhood education. She is the daughter of Mitzi and Karl Sheppard and Michael and Lisa Durden.

Release written by sports information graduate assistant Sharod Williams.