Each week of the NLL season Lacrosse Bucket will release a Team of The Week. This week’s team is made up of six players, as usual, and includes two forwards, one transition player, two defenseman, and one goalie.
So, without further adieu, here is the Lacrosse Bucket NLL Team of the Week for week ten of the 2019-20 NLL season.
Dhane Smith, F, Buffalo Bandits
Dhane Smith was on fire on Friday night in the Bandits’ 16-15 overtime win against Rochester. The veteran finished the game with 11 points (4G/7A) to led the way for Buffalo on the offensive end.
Casey Jackson, F, San Diego Seals
The San Diego Seals had a big weekend, taking down the Colorado Mammoth in the first ever pro lacrosse game in Las Vegas, Nev. And hopefully the saying “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” doesn’t ring true for Casey Jackson. The forward tore it up on Saturday night, tallying eight points (5G/3A) in the 17-10 victory.
Trevor Baptiste, T, Philadelphia Wings
Despite the loss, it was a pretty good day at the office for Trevor Baptiste as he continues to impress from week to week. The second year player went 24-28 at the faceoff dot, recorded 17 loose balls, and had one assist in Friday night’s loss.
Challen Rogers, D, Toronto Rock
The Halifax Thunderbirds are undefeated no more after falling to the Toronto Rock on Friday night. And the play of defenseman Challen Rogers was a big piece of Toronto’s win as he made a big impact on the defensive end, and showed off a bit of his offensive skill set, as well. Rogers ended the game with three points (1G/3A) and three loose balls.
Joel White, D, Georgia Swarm
On Friday, the Georgia Swarm went on the road and defeated the Philadelphia Wings, 12-11, in overtime. Joel White was a bright spot on the back end for the Swarm in the victory, causing two turnovers and scooping up seven loose balls. He also dished out an assist, as well.
Eric Penney, G, Vancouver Warriors
After two big victories in a row, you could say that the Vancouver Warriors might be starting to heat up. And Eric Penney, who the franchise cemented as their starter last week, has been big in helping Vancouver rise up over the past few weeks. In their win over New England on Saturday, Penney 44 saves off of 50 shots on goal.