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Wantagh's Claire Petersen Sets NCAA Single-Game Lacrosse Assist Record

Stony Brook attacker records 11 assists in 21-3 win against Longwood.

Wantagh native Claire Petersen had etched her name in the college women's lacrosse record books.

Petersen broke the all-time single-game NCAA women's lacrosse assist mark with 11 on Saturday while helping to lead 17th-ranked Stony Brook to a 21-3 home win against Longwood. The Wantagh High School graduate also tallied two goals for 13 total points, which surpassed her own previous school record of 10. 

The previous NCAA assist record of 10 had been held by Hannah Nielsen of Northwestern and Emily Cooke of Davidson. 

Petersen's record-breaking performance earned her Women'sLAX.com Player of the Week honors Monday. She was also named America East Offensive Player of the Week. Last season, the Wantagh product was America East Player of the Year after breaking the conference record for points in league games with 42. 

Petersen is in her second year as an attacker for the Stony Brook women's lacrosse team after transfering from Adelphi were she led the Lady Panthers to Division II national titles in 2010 and 2011. Petersen, a two-time All-American selection at Adelphi, was named the 2011 IWLCA Division II National Attacker of the Year after breaking the NCAA-single season records for points (182) and assists (125).

Uncle Mike March 11, 2013 at 09:26 PM
Congrats to Claire! A truly "Un-Selfish" record! Amazing!

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