(Photo Courtesy of Delaware Athletics)
Week one of the college lacrosse season has come and gone, having started and ended at Koskinen Stadium in Durham – The home of the Duke Blue Devils.
So without further ado, here is the first-ever installment of a new weekly series for this season, the Lacrosse Bucket Team of The Week for week one of the 2022 college lacrosse season.
Attack: Logan Wisnauskas, Maryland
In Maryland’s opener against High Point, Wisnauskas led the way for the Terrapins with eight points off five goals and three assists.
Attack: Mike Robinson, Delaware
Helping the Blue Hens to a blowout 19-9 win over NJIT, Robinson put up nine points (6G/3A) and only took six shots in the contest.
Attack: Josh Zawada, Michigan
In Michigan’s season-opening 22-13 victory over the Bellarmine Knights, Zawada tallied a career-high 10 points (5G/5A). His performance sent a new individual program record for single-game points and assists.
Midfield: Cam Doolan, Bucknell
The freshman had a strong start to his college career, dishing out five assists to help the Bison beat Mercer 16-14 on Saturday.
Midfield: Kyle Aldridge, Penn State
Aldridge had himself a strong collegiate debut in a 20-15 Penn State win over Lafayette. Aldridge had two goals and three assists for five assists to lead the way.
Midfield: Ted Sullivan, Denver
Success at the midfield was a huge part of Denver’s offense in their win over Utah on Saturday. Sullivan led the way for the Pioneers with four goals and two assists for six points.
Faceoff: Justin Inacio, Ohio State
In the Buckeyes season-opening 18-7 win over Detroit Mercy, Inacio went 18-for-21 (85%) at the dot.
SSDM: Matthew Marino, Denver
Serving as the Pioneers top SSDM at a position in which they lost so much at from a season ago, he had a strong start to the 2022 season. Marino collected five ground balls and caused one turnover on Saturday in their 14-13 win over Utah.
LSM: Sammy Cambere, Utah
Despite falling to Denver 13-12, the Utah Utes showcased an exciting fast-paces style of play. Cambere was very much apart of that, causing three turnovers, scooping up five ground balls, and scoring a goal.
Defense: Owen McManus, Johns Hopkins
McManus was a strong asset for the Blue Jays defense in their 11-8 victory over Jacksonville on Saturday. The defenseman recorded two ground balls and three caused turnovers in the win.
Defense: Bobby Russo, Rutgers
The senior defenseman was all over the field in the Scarlet Knights’ season-opening win over LIU, scooping up five ground balls, causing two turnovers, and once taking it across the midline and scoring a goal.
Defense: Wilson Stephenson, Duke
Starting at close on Sunday against Vermont, Stephenson was a huge part of the Blue Devils explosion in the second half, which included holding the Catamounts scoreless for 22-plus minutes. The defenseman had three caused turnovers and ground balls against Vermont. He had one ground ball and one caused turnover on Friday against Robert Morris.
Goalie: Griffin McGinley, G, Mount St. Mary’s
In his first-ever start, McGinley put up an impressive 21-save performance on Saturday to help lead the Mountaineers past Navy, 11-9, in upset fashion.