Lacrosse Bucket Team of The Week: Week Five

(Photo Courtesy of Princeton Athletics)

Week five of the college lacrosse season is in the books, having seen an eye-opening showing from the Ivy League as they went 7-0 on Saturday (8-0 on the week total).

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

Attack: Matt Brandau, Yale

The Bulldogs took down the UMass Minutemen in overtime on Saturday afternoon and it was Brandau who called game. The game-winner not only capped off the game with a Yale win, but capped off a seven-point (4G/3A) performance from the attackman.

Attack: CJ Kirst, Cornell

In the Big Red’s two contest against Hobart and Ohio State last week, Kirst combined for 10 points points. He had a five-point outing off three goals and two assists in Cornell’s midweek win over Hobart before scoring four goals and dishing out one assist in their upset win over Ohio State on Saturday.

Attack: Chris Gray, North Carolina

In North Carolina’s 17-16 win over the Denver Pioneers, Gray had another stellar performance with a six goals and two assists for eight points to lead the way. That included the final two goals to tie things up and the eventual game-winner.

Midfield: Brenden Crouse, Air Force

The senior midfielder led the Falcone in their 17-8 win over Marist on Saturday, putting up a career-high eight points off four goals and four assists.

Midfield: Thomas McConvey, Vermont

Vermont seemed to get it’s rhythm back over the weekend, downing Bryant 16-6 with the ferocity many have expected the Catamounts to play with all season. McConvey led the with six points off five goals and one assist.

Midfield: Mike McCannell, Stony Brook

The Seawolves fell to Rutgers 17-16 on Saturday, but in the loss they showed their worthiness of being a top-20 team. McCannell led the way for Stony Brook with five goals and one assists for six points on the day.

Faceoff: Mike Sisselberger, Lehigh

Lehigh opened Patriot League play with a solid 11-7 win over Navy. Sisselberger was a big part of the victory as he went 18-for-22 (82%) at dot and also scored a goal in the Mountain Hawks’ victory.

SSDM: Payton Rezanka, Loyola

Loyola earned their first win of the season on Saturday, taking down Lafayette 14-12. Rezanka continued to be a bring spot for the Greyhounds, grabbing two ground balls while also having that same mark in caused turnovers and goals.

LSM: Andrew Song, Princeton

Song was a menace in the Tigers’ upset bid over the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday. Helping lead the way for what was an impressive defensive effort, Song scooped up three ground balls and four caused turnovers.

Defense: Gavin Adler, Cornell

On Saturday, Cornell earned their biggest win of the season as they took down Ohio State. Adler, as usual, was the leader of this defense as he got the Jack Myers matchup and held him to

Defense: Ben Finlay, Princeton

The Princeton Tigers sent shockwaves across the college lacrosse world on Saturday when they upset Georgetown and seemingly outplayed the heralded Hoyas defense. Finaly was a huge part of that effort, scooping up two ground balls and causing four turnovers.

Defense: Cole Kastner, Virginia

Kastner proved to be a backbone for this Cavaliers defense as they blew out Johns Hopkins 19-6 on Saturday. The sophomore defenseman ended the day with  five caused turnovers, two ground balls, and a goal.

Goalie: Ross Blumenthal, Drexel

In Drexel’s 10-8 victory over LIU, Blumenthal was able to settle in and play his game to the highest degree. He recorded 20 saves with a 71% save percentage to help the Dragons grab their second consecutive win.

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