(Photo Courtesy of Loyola Athletics)
The first full weekend 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 one.
Team of The Week
Attack: Brock Haley, Vermont
Helping lead the Vermont Catamounts in a 14-12 victory over Boston U., Haley put up a career-high eight points off three goals and five assists.
Attack: Christian Mule’, Lehigh
Leading the way in Lehigh’s season-opening, 20-10 victory over Fairfield, Mule’ tied his career-high with 10 points on six goals and four assists. He set a new career-best in assists.
Attack: Joey Spallina, Syracuse
The star-studded freshman had himself a weekend, scoring five goals to help Syracuse beat UAlbany on Friday before adding seven points (5G/2A) in a win over Holy Cross on Sunday. He put up 12 points total on the weekend.
Midfield: Thomas McConvey, Virginia
The Vermont transfer put on a show in his first game as a Cavalier, recording three goals and three assists for six points on the day in Virginia’s win over Michigan.
Midfield: Brandon Galloway, Jacksonville
Galloway helped lead the way in the Dolphins’ upset win over Duke, notching a hat trick for the second consecutive week.
Midfield: KJ Delane, Merrimack
Merrimack moved to 3-0 with its victory over LIU on Saturday. Delane led the way in the effort as the freshman tallied five points off four goals and one assist.
Faceoff: Matthew DeSouza, Binghamton
Binghamton opened the season with an 18-11 upset win over Marist. DeSouza went 12-for-17 (71%) at the faceoff dot to provide a big boost in the victory.
SSDM: Zack Deaken, Jacksonville
Deaken caused three turnovers and collected two ground balls as a leader on the back end in Jacksonville’s upset victory over Duke.
LSM: Colby Plotts, Utah
Plotts had himself a day in Utah’s 18-16 win over the Marquette Golden Eagles. Plotts scored two goals and assisted on another as the Utes were able to make much headway in transition. He also grabbed two ground balls.
Defense: Brad Apgar, Rutgers
A leader down low, Apgar made his presence known in Rutgers’ 11-7 defeat of Stony Brook on Saturday as he caused three turnovers and grabbed two ground balls.
Defense: James Chastain, Air Force
Helping lead the way on the back end in Air Force’s 12-10 upset victory over the Denver Pioneers, Chastain recorded three caused turnovers and grabbed one ground ball.
Defense: Matt Hughes, Loyola
In Loyola’s upset win over Maryland, Hughes was a crucial piece on the back end and ended the day with five ground balls and one caused turnover.
Goalie: Luke Staudt, Loyola
In his second ever start, Staudt put on a clinic as he recorded 19 saves with a 73% save percentage to help lead the way in Loyola’s upset bid against Maryland.
Players of The Week
Offense: Christian Mule’, A, Lehigh
Mule’ tied his career-high with 10 points on six goals and four assists against Fairfield.
Defense: Luke Staudt, G, Loyola
The biggest piece in Loyola’s upset victory over the Maryland Terrapins, Staudt made 19 saves in just his second ever start to backstop what was an impressive defensive performance.
Freshman: Joe Spallina, A, Syracuse
Playing two games in three days, Spallina put up 12 points total on the weekend off 10 goals and two assists while helping the Orange move to 3-0 on the young season.
Transfer: Thomas McConvey, M, Virginia
The former Vermont Catamount recorded three goals and two assists for five points on the day in Virginia’s win over Michigan.