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The first week of college lacrosse action is in the books.
So without further ado, here is the Lacrosse Bucket Team of The Week as well as Players of The Week following the action from week zero.
Team of The Week
Attack: Jack Myers, Ohio State
Leading the Ohio State Buckeyes in a 15-7 victory over Air Force, Myers put up nine points on four goals and five assists. His performance lifted him passed 200 career points.
Attack: Dante Kulas, Rutgers
Kulas had a stellar season-opener to help life the Rutgers Scarlet Knights over the Marist Red Foxes, 20-8. Kulas put up a career-high eight points off five goals and three assists. All but two of his points came during the first half of the contest.
Attack: Luke Rusterucci, VMI
The Keydets held off a late-game comeback Saturday to defeat Detroit Mercy 14-11. Rusterucci led the way for VMI in the win, tallying two goals and five assists to tie his career-high of seven points.
Midfield: Patrick Skalniak, Navy
Skalniak got off to a strong start in 2023, tying his career high of five goals to help lead Navy past Mount St. Mary’s 13-7 on Saturday afternoon. He would have one core on the Midshipmen’s 19-5 defeat of Queens on Sunday.
Midfield: Matt Traynor, Penn State
Helping Penn State defeat Lafayette 21-11 on Saturday afternoon, Traynor scored five goals while also dishing out an assist for six points on the day.
Midfield: Michael Chabra, Providence
Providence defeated Holy Cross 12-9 in the first game of the Bobby Benson era. Chabra led the way for the Friars in the victory with four goals in the contest.
Faceoff: Logan Callahan, Johns Hopkins
Taking over as the starter for an injured Matt Narweski, Callahan had himself a day in the Blue Jays’ Saturday night victory over Jacksonville. He went 10-for-13 (76%), which included a perfect 4-4 mark in the third quarter.
SSDM: Jake Edinger, Denver
Showcasing himself as the Pioneers’ top player at the position, Edinger grabbed four ground balls in Denver’s defeat of Utah on Saturday.
LSM: Sam Olexo, Syracuse
Helping Syracuse get past Vermont 7-5, Olexo grabbed five ground balls, caused four turnovers, and score a goal as the most impactful pole for the Orange.
Defense: Brett Makar, Maryland
Helping to lead a phenomenal defensive effort in Maryland’s 15-4 victory over Richmond, Makar collected five ground balls while also causing four turnovers.
Defense: Alex Mazzone, Johns Hopkins
Bumping down to close on Saturday, the Georgetown graduate transfer LSM proved to be an immediate impact for the Hopkins defense. Mazzone grabbed two ground balls, caused two turnovers, dished an assist, and score a goal.
Defense: Bobby Russo, Rutgers
In Rutgers’ defeat of Marist to open the season, Russo made his presence known with four ground balls and three caused turnovers, as well as a goal and an assist.
Goalie: Will Mark, Syracuse
In his debut with the Orange, Mark helped lead the way in the 7-5 win over the Vermont Catamounts. Mark made 13 saves with a 73% save percentage to anchor the Orange defense.
Players of The Week
Offense: Jack Myers, Attack, Ohio State
Myers put up nine points on four goals and nine assists in Ohio State’s victory over Air Force.
Defense: Brett Makar, Defense, Maryland
Makar collected five ground balls while also causing four turnovers to held lead Maryland past Richmond.
Freshman: Michael Meyer, Attack, Bucknell
Meyer had one heck of a college debut, scoring six goals and dishing out one assist for seven points.
Transfer: Will Mark, Goalie, Syracuse
The goalie was arguably the most impressive player in the Dome on Saturday, making 13 saves with a 73% save percentage.
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