Lacrosse Bucket Team of The Week: Week Three

(Photo Courtesy of Boston U. Athletics)

Week three of the college lacrosse season has come and gone, and with 30-plus games being played it was the most jammed-packed weekend of the season thus far.

So without further ado, here is the Lacrosse Bucket Team of The Week for week three of the 2022 college lacrosse season.

Attack: Jack Myers, Ohio State

The Buckeyes made a loud and clear statement on Saturday afternoon as they defeated No. 4 North Carolina 20-8 on the road. Myers was very much a part of that big win, dishing out seven assists and scoring two goals for a game-high nine points. Four of his assists came in the second half where the Buckeyes really caught fire, outscoring the Tar Heels 14-3.

Attack: Matt Brandau, Yale

Welcome back, Yale. Welcome back, Matt Brandau. Over 700 days since the Elis last played, and it’s the junior attackman is now the leader of this Yale offense. In the Bulldogs’ opener against Villanova, Brandau six points off five goals and one assist to lead the way.

Attack: Brian Minicus, Colgate

Notably one of the more under-discussed attackmen in the Patriot League, and college lacrosse at large, Minicus has had one heck of a season thus far. He continued his strong play on Saturday, dishing out a career-high six assists and scoring two goals to eight points in the Raiders’ 11-8 win over Air Force.

Midfield: Graham Bundy, Jr., Georgetown

After starting at attack last week, Bundy moved back to his natural position on Saturday against Penn. The junior led the way for the Hoyas’ offense with four points off two goals and two assist in their 10-8 victory over the Quakers.

Midfield: Taylor Strough, Fairfield

The Stags earned their first win of the season on Saturday, beating Wagner 16-9. Strough led the way for the Fairfield offense with five goals, his first of which marked the 100th goal of his career with the Stags.

Midfield: Jake Cates, Boston U.

Boston U. took down No.19 Bryant in a game that was very much impacted by the elements as the snow covered the field during the second half of play. The weather didn’t impact Cates as he ended with four goals in the game to help lead the Terriers past the Bulldogs.

Faceoff: Adam Shea, Hobart

Lehigh’s Mike Sisselberger has only gone 50% of less four times in his career, and only one since taking over as the sole primary option at the dot for the Mountain Hawks. That one time was on Saturday where Adam Shea went 14-for-27 (52%) at the dot to help the Statesmen secure a big win over Lehigh.

SSDM: Chris Merle, Stony Brook

A Virginia grad transfer, Merle has had a strong start with the Seawolves this season. On Saturday against Robert Morris, the defensive middie caused one turnover, scooped up three ground balls, and scored a goal.

LSM: Stephen Zupicich, Ohio State

In the Buckeyes’ big win over North Carolina, Zupicich was all over the field. The pole made plays on defense, the faceoff wings, and even in the offensive zone. He ended the day with one caused turnover, three ground balls, and one goal on two shots taken.

Defense: Will Bowen, Georgetown

Matched up on Sam Handley for the majority of the game, Bowen put together a strong performance against the Penn Quakers on Saturday. Bowen ended the game with four caused turnovers and two ground balls. Three of those caused turnovers came against Handley.

Defense: Jaryd Jean-Felix, Rutgers

The fifth-year defenseman had a strong showing in a game that featured two good defenses as the Rutgers beat Army West Point 13-10 on Saturday. Jean-Felix ended the day with four ground balls and two caused turnovers. His second caused turnover led to the Scarlet Knights’ final goal of the day.

Defense: Jack Stuzin, Yale

In his collegiate debut, Stuzin was a big part of the Elis’ defensive effort. The sophomore ended the day with a game-high five caused turnovers and team-high five ground balls. He also took the ball across the midline and scored a goal.

Goalie: Matt Garber, Boston U.

Braving the elements in the second half on Saturday, Garber put together an impressive 14-save performance to help lead the Terriers past the No. 19 Bryan Bulldogs, 13-8. Eight of those saves came during the first half of play.

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