Lacrosse Bucket Team of The Week: Week Nine

(Photo Courtesy of Siena Athletics)

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

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

Attack: Jake Taylor, Notre Dame

In his first career start, Taylor recorded a program-best eight goals to help lead the Fighting Irish to a statement win over Syracuse. The Irish defeated the Orange 22-6 in dominating fashion.

Attack: Pat Kavanagh, Notre Dame

Along with Taylor, Kavanagh had himself a lights out game. The sophomore recorded nine points off six goals and three assists in the dominating Irish victory.

Attack: Brennan O’Neill, Duke

Duke also made a statement win over the weekend as they took a trip down the road to Chapel Hill and knocked off their arch-rival 15-6. O’Neill helped lead the way with seven goals on 10 shots. That included the first three goals of the game to help the Blue Devils pull ahead so quickly.

Midfield: Alexander Vadaro, Princeton

On Saturday, Princeton earned a big, 17-9, win over the Brown Bears. One of eight goal-scorers for the Tigers Vadaro was one of the most impactful playmakers as he ended the day with five points off three goals and two assists.

Midfield: Mikey Drake, Fairfield

The Stags opened CAA play with a 12-10 win over Hofstra on Saturday, contributing to characteristically crazy day in the league. He led the way in the victory with six points off three goals and three assists.

Midfield: Tucker Brown, Saint Joseph’s

Saint Joseph’s moved to 8-2 (3-0 NEC) on Saturday with a 16-12 defeat of Hobart. Brown led the way in the victory with a career-high six goals.

Faceoff: Braden Gaab, Air Force

This Falcons fell to Utah, 10-8, in their ASUN opener, but Gaab had a breakout performance as he went 11-for-14 (78%) at the dot.

SSDM: Zackary Frankowiak, Rutgers

Frankowiak was an absolute menace on Sunday night in Rutgers’ 12-7 victory over Johns Hopkins. The defensive middie grabbed three ground balls., caused three turnovers, and scored a goal.

LSM: Jack Farrell, Drexel

Drexel fell 13-12 to Towson in their CAA opener on Saturday, but Farrell had himself a stellar game. The senior grabbed five ground balls and caused three turnovers to lead the way for the Dragons’ defense.

Defense: Chris Fake, Yale

The Yale Bulldogs pulled off another big win on Saturday, taking down Penn 12-11 in yet another overtime thriller between those two rivals. The Bulldogs defense made all the difference and it was Fake leading the way with four ground balls and four caused turnovers.

Defense: Gavin Adler, Cornell

Cornell skimmed past Dartmouth 8-7 in what was a defensive battle on Saturday afternoon. Adler helped lead the way on the back end with five ground balls and four caused turnovers.

Defense: Teddy Leggett, Lehigh

The Lehigh Mountain Hawks defeated arch-rival Lafayette 14-7 on Saturday afternoon. Leggett helped lead the defensive effort with seven ground balls and two caused turnovers as he was all over the field.

Goalie: Chris Yanchoris, Siena

Yanchoris was everything and more in Siena’s big 10-1 win over Monmouth on Saturday afternoon. The goalie recorded 21 saves and only allowed a single goal to lead the way in the victory. It marks the first time since 2007 in which the Saints held an opponent to one goal.

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