NLL Team of The Week: Week Five

Each week of the NLL season Lacrosse Bucket will release a Team of The Week. This team will include two forwards, one transition player, two defensemen, and one goalie.

So, without further adieu, here is the Lacrosse Bucket NLL Team of the Week for week Four of the 2019-20 NLL season.

Callum Crawford, F, New England Black Wolves

The forward put on an absolute clinic on Friday night, helping New England to a dominating victory over New York. Crawford put up a whopping 14 points (5G/9A) in the win and notched his 1,000th career point, as well. The 16-year veteran was simply dominate. 

Crawford currently leads the league in points (27), goals (11), and assists (16). 

Kevin Crowley, F, Philadelphia Wings

On Saturday, Crowley helped the Wings go into Calgary and pull out the win in overtime, their first of the season. Crowley was a huge part of the Wings’ victory, putting his scoring and feeding ability to full display as he was THE MAN on the offensive end.  

Crowley tallied seven points (3G/4A). He also chased down four loose balls in the victory, as well. 

Eli Salama, T, Calgary Roughnecks 

Despite going 1-1 this past weekend, Eli Salama was a bright spot in both games for the Roughnecks as he made an impact on both ends of the floor, as usual. The Hamilton, Ont. native scored one goal and chased down seven loose balls in Calgary’s win over San Diego on Friday night and dished out one assist, picked up five loose balls, and had one caused turnover in Calgary’s loss against Philadelphia on Saturday night.

Brad Kri, D, Toronto Rock

The defenseman was a big piece for Toronto on the back end in their 14-11 victory over Rochester on Saturday night. As usual, Kri made an impact with his aggressive defensive play and also served as the Rock’s primary faceoff man. 

Kri ended the game with three assist, 13 loose balls, and five caused turnovers. At the faceoff dot, he went 16-26.

Brodie Merrill, D, San Diego Seals

San Diego went 1-1 on the weekend, losing on Friday at home against Calgary and defeating Vancouver in overtime on the road on Sunday. The veteran defenseman, Merrill, was crucial in both games for the Seals. 

Merrill had three assists and chased down six loose balls in Friday’s loss. He had two caused turnovers, 13 loose balls, two assists, and scored the game winning goal in overtime in Sunday’s win against Vancouver. 

Dillon Ward, G, Colorado Mammoth

The Mammoth’s game against the Swarm on Saturday night was truly decided by each team’s play in goal. And Ward was stellar, especially down the stretch, to help Colorado comeback in the fourth quarter and secure the win. Ward made multiple saves in the final minutes of the game to not allow any sort of Georgia comeback. 

Ward made 36 saves off of 51 shots for Colorado in the win. 

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