Men’s Lacrosse Players of the Week: (for the week ending April 18, 2010)
Division III New England
Co-Offensive Players of the Week
Chris Walker – Salve Regina
Walker led the Seahawks to a crucial TCCC victory in their lone contest last week, notching six goals and a pair of assists in a 17-9 win over Curry. Walker was able to put 89 percent of his shots on frame, while scoring on 67 percent of his shots taken. He also managed to scoop up three ground balls and was credited with the game-winning goal for the Seahawks.
Andrew Eriksen – Plymouth State
Eriksen helped Plymouth State to a 2-0 week with eight points (four goals, four assists) in a pair of overtime victories. The junior registered a season-high five points, including the decisive strike in the first minute of the extra frame, to lead the Panthers past Lasell. Eriksen went on to score two goals and added a helper in Saturday’s 9-8 victory at Salem State.
Co-Defensive Players of the Week
Stephen Vrla – Williams
Vrla combined to make 28 saves during a 1-1 week for the Ephs, posting a .700 save percentage and a 5.81 goals against average over the two games. After making nine stops in a 7-6 setback at Union on Wednesday, Vrla recorded 19 saves in a 6-5 overtime victory against Wesleyan on Saturday to keep the Ephs’ hopes for a home contest in the NESCAC quarterfinals alive.
Sam Ozycz – Endicott
Ozycz was a force on the defensive end in a 1-1 week for the Gulls, grabbing 21 ground balls and winning 73 percent of his face-offs (33-of-45). Ozycz was dominant in a 20-4 conference win over Wentworth, scooping-up 17 ground balls and winning 89 percent of his face offs (23-of-26), and even tallying a goal in the contest. He had four ground balls and was 10-of-19 on face offs in a tough 9-6 setback to Bowdoin.
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