Lacrosse Bucket Team of The Week: Week Eight

(Photo Courtesy of Boston U. Athletics)

Week eight of the college lacrosse season is in the books!

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

Attack: Vince D’Alto, Boston U.

On Saturday, the Boston U. Terriers took down the Lafayette Leopards 21-11 to remain unbeaten in Patriot League play. At the forefront of that effort was D’Alto, who ended the day with an unfathomable 14 points off seven goals and seven assists. It marked a new program record for points in a single-game.

Attack: Sam King, Harvard

It was a big week for Harvard. First, they handed Boston U. their first loss of the season on Tuesday night and then moved to 2-0 in the Ivy League on Saturday with a win over Dartmouth. King was phenomenal in both games, scoring four goals in the midweek tilt and notching nine points (6G/3A) on Saturday.

Attack: Tucker Dordevic, Syracuse

The Syracuse Orange earned a huge statement at home in the Dome on Saturday afternoon, taking down the Duke Blue Devils 14-10. Dordevic proved to be a catalyst for the Orange, scoring five goals and dishing out two assists as he gave Duke problems all game.

Midfield: Sam Handley, Penn

On Saturday, Penn put together their most complete performance of the season as they beat Cornell, 15-11, for their biggest win of the year. As usual, Handley was at the forefront of that effort, going and even 3-3 for sox points on the day.

Midfield: Jack Hannah, Denver

The Pioneers grabbed their second win in a row on Saturday, taking down Towson 12-9. In the contest, Hannah had his best game of the season with six goals and one assist for seven points.

Midfield: Alexander Vadaro, Princeton

Princeton fell at Yale on Saturday, but Vadaro had another career day. The midfielder tallied a career-high seven points off four goals and two assists.

Faceoff: Connor Calderone, Boston U.

This was a tough decision to make this week. Saint Joseph’s Zach Cole went 100% (21-for-21) and Boston U.’s Connor Calderone went 32-for-24 (94%). Ultimately, I went with Calderone at this spot because those 32 wins tied the NCAA record for faceoff wins in a single-game, set my Hobart’s Matthew Pedicine in 2019.

SSDM: Charlie Olmert, Harvard

After grabbing just two ground ball against Boston U. on Tuesday, the senior had a strong game on Saturday. He caused two turnovers, grabbed one ground ball, and scored a goal.

LSM: Zackary Franckowiak, Rutgers

Franckowiak was stellar in the Scarlet Knights’ victory over Ohio State on Sunday. He caused two turnovers, grabbed three ground balls, and notched two points (1G/1A) as he helped spear-head that transition, NASCAR offense.

Defense: Nick Caccamo, Syracuse

The Syracuse Orange made a statement on Saturday against Duke, and their defense putting the clamps down was a big part of that. Heading that effort was Caccamo, who ended the day with four ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Defense: Matt Douglas, Notre Dame

The Irish fell 12-8 at Virginia in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score suggest on Saturday. With multiple injuries on defense, Douglas slipped in at close and proved to be a bright spot on a gleamy day for Notre Dame. He grabbed four ground balls and caused three turnovers.

Defense: Gibson Smith, Georgetown

Georgetown beat Lehigh 14-11 on Saturday afternoon, and, per usual, the Hoyas defense had a strong day. Smith led that effort with five ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Goalie: Jared Paquette, Yale

In Yale’s win over Princeton on Saturday, Paquette played out of his mind. Anchoring the Bulldogs’ defense, he made a career-high 19 saves.

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