Zach Brenneman, Notre Dame
Senior, East Hampton, N.Y., midfielder
He helped the No. 4 Fighting Irish open the season on the right foot with a 12-7 victory over No. 10 Duke on Sunday. Brenneman recorded a career-best five points on three goals and two assists. It was his third consecutive hat trick dating back to last spring, and the performance helped Brenneman — who posted 29 goals and 13 assists last year — earn the Big East's Offensive Player of the Week honor. Brenneman, who was selected as the league's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, was taken with the fifth overall pick in the Major Lacrosse League draft by the Long Island Lizards.