Area attackmen garner weekly awards

Nine players from area programs cited by their respective conferences

March 27, 2012|By Edward Lee

Several attackmen from area schools on both the Division I and III levels earned weekly honors from their respective conferences.

Loyola junior Mike Sawyer was recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) as the Offensive Player of the Week. Sawyer amassed eight goals and two assists in the No. 7 Greyhounds’ 11-6 victory over No. 20 Georgetown Tuesday night and 13-5 rout of UMBC Saturday night.

Navy sophomore Sam Jones was named the Patriot League’s Offensive Player of the Week. Jones registered three goals and two assists – including the game-winning tally with 3.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter – in the No. 17 Midshipmen’s 12-11 decision against then-No. 12 Colgate Saturday.

Mount St. Mary’s junior Andrew Scalley was cited by the Northeast Conference as the Offensive Player of the Week. Scalley posted two goals and five assists in the Mountaineers’ 15-6 thumping of Michigan Saturday.

Salisbury senior Matt Cannone earned Offensive Player of the Week honors from the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC). Cannone accrued 12 goals and seven assists in two convincing wins, including a career-best 11 points on seven goals and four assists in a 22-3 thrashing over York Wednesday,

Washington junior Bennett Cord was recognized by the Centennial Conference as the Offensive Player of the Week. Cord compiled six goals and three assists in the Shoremen’s 12-3 rout of Haverford Wednesday and 11-8 victory over Franklin & Marshall Saturday.

Loyola sophomore Jack Runkel was named the Defensive Player of the Week by the ECAC. Runkel amassed 19 saves, including a career-high 13 in the win against UMBC.

Towson midfielder Justin Mabus was cited by the Colonial Athletic Association as the Rookie of the week. The freshman logged one goal and three assists in the Tigers’ 17-8 thumping of Mercer Wednesday and 13-8 win against Delaware.

Stevenson junior Kyle Holechek earned the Defensive Player of the Week award from the CAC. The defenseman totaled 13 groundballs and six caused turnovers in the No. 7 Mustangs’ 9-5 victory over Tufts Tuesday night and 13-6 rout of Mary Washington Saturday.

And Goucher sophomore Pierce Ingram garnered Offensive Player of the Week honors from the Landmark Conference. The midfielder scored a career-best seven goals on seven shots in the Gophers’ 18-8 thrashing of previously undefeated Drew Saturday.

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