Pair from CU Buffs lacrosse earn weekly Pac-12 honors; match at No. 15 Stanford canceled

Seniors Sadie Grozier, Julia Lisella led the way in final home games


The Colorado women’s lacrosse team nabbed a couple of impressive honors after a big showing in the final homestand of the season.

The Buffaloes also learned it will be a little longer than expected before they return to the field.

On Monday, Sadie Grozier was named the Pac-12 Conference offensive player of the week while fellow senior Julia Lisella was named the league’s defensive player of the week. CU also announced its scheduled road date on Friday at No. 15 Stanford has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns within the Cardinal program.

Julia Lisella

Grozier collected nine goals during the Buffs’ home wins against USC and Arizona State, matching a career-high with five against the Trojans before scoring four against the Sun Devils. Grozier also recorded an assist in each win while landing the first player of the week honor of her career.

Lisella, who won the defensive player of the week honor for the third time in her career, averaged a .500 save percentage in the two wins. She posted 13 saves against USC, including a pair late in the second half when the Buffs led by just a single goal, and added nine saves against ASU.

The scuttled match against Stanford is the second canceled game of the season for the Buffs, who also had their March 12 home date against Oregon canceled. CU (5-5, 3-3 Pac-12) still is scheduled to play at Cal on Sunday afternoon. It was the second and third Pac-12 weekly awards of the season for CU, as senior Anna Collawn was named the defensive player of the week for the week of March 2.