April 5, 2011

Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week

Men’s Lacrosse (for the week ending April 3, 2011)

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Jack Harmatuk – Le Moyne College
Senior, Attacker, Syracuse, N.Y.

Harmatuk registered 10 points on five goals and five assists to lead the Dolphins to a pair of conference road victories last week.  He had four goals and two assists in a 17-4 win over Pace, and a goal and three assists in the victory over Assumption.

Defensive Player of the Week

Mike Giordano – C.W. Post
Senior, Goalkeeper, Farmingdale, N.Y.

Giordano provided a strong performance with a season-high 14 stops in goal, including three in the fourth quarter, to preserve the Pioneers’ win over eighth-ranked New York Institute of Technology.


Division III New England

Offensive Player of the Week

Griffin Meehan – Keene State College
Junior, Attacker, Avon, Conn.

Meehan matched his career high with seven goals to lift Keene State to a Little East-opening victory against UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday. Meehan was involved in eight of the Owls’ 20 markers to hand the Corsairs their first loss on the 2011 campaign.

Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Kevin Hayes – Plymouth State University
Sophomore, Goalkeeper, Beverly, Mass.

Hayes stopped 12 of the 14 shot attempts he faced to backstop Plymouth State to a 5-2 victory over Western Connecticut in his only appearance of the week. He held the Colonials to 5.9 goals below their season average.  The two goals allowed were the fewest in a game in his career and the fewest allowed by any Panther keeper since 2006.  

Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Ryan Deane – Middlebury College
Senior, Goalkeeper, Grosse Point, Mich.

Deane recorded a .703 save percentage and a 5.50 goals-against average during a 2-0 week for the Panthers. Deane made nine saves in a 6-5 come-from-behind win over Washington & Lee, as Deane held the Generals scoreless in the second half with four saves. He followed on Saturday with 17 stops in an 11-6 decision over Colby.


Division III Upstate

Offensive Player of the Week

Kyle Norchi – Plattsburgh State
Senior, Attacker, Hauppauge, N.Y.

Norchi became Plattsburgh's all-time leading scorer when he notched his second of three goals against Oswego Saturday afternoon in the Cardinals' second game of the week. His career point total now stands at 255, passing the old mark of 253. He was aided by a six-point game against Clarkson Wednesday, when he figured in half of the Cardinals' 12 goals, notching four goals and two assists.  The Cardinals won both games, setting a program record with seven consecutive wins.

Defensive Player of the Week

Jacques Ward – Skidmore College
Senior, Midfielder, New York, N.Y.

Ward had 13 ground balls, nine caused turnovers and two goals off turnovers in a 2-0 week. He scored his second and third goals of the season off turnovers in the defensive end in an 11-9 win over No. 8 Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. He also had seven ground balls and six caused turnovers. Ward added six ground balls and three caused turnovers in a 16-10 win at St. Lawrence.


Division III Metro/South

Offensive Player of the Week

Bobby Thomas – Farmingdale State College
Sophomore, Midfielder, Wantagh, N.Y.

Thomas recorded a game-high nine points with four goals and five assists in his lone match of the week, as Farmingdale State turned aside Mount Saint Mary, 21-1.  Thomas also picked up eight ground balls and one caused turnover.

Defensive Player of the Week

Jesse Habich – Marywood University
Senior, Goalkeeper, Broomall, Pa.

Habich allowed just one goal and made 14 saves to lead Marywood to a 13-1 win over Immaculata University in the Pacers' Colonial States Athletic Conference opener. Habich posted a .933 save percentage and has allowed just one goal in his last 90 minutes and 43 seconds of play in goal.