(Photo Courtesy of Denver Athletics)
Another week of college lacrosse action has passed and as always there were players who stood out amongst the rest.
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 six.
Team of The Week
Attack: Sam King, Harvard
Harvard defeated Brown 16-15 in an overtime thriller on the road Saturday afternoon. King was the hero of the day for the Crimson, scoring the game-winner. He also led Harvard with four goals and three assists for seven points.
Attack: Johnny Hackett, Bryant
The freshman had himself another big day over the weekend, netting seven goals and dishing out one assist to help lead Bryant past UMBC 17-13.
Attack: Pat Kavanagh, Notre Dame
In Notre Dame’s 18-8 win over Michigan, Kavanagh matched his own record of 10 points as he scored four goals and dished out six assists to lead the Irish in the win.
Midfield: Stephen Avery, Denver
The Denver Pioneers earned a big win over Ohio State 17-12 on Sunday afternoon. Avery had a career-day in the win, scoring seven goals on just nine shots.
Midfield: Jack Koras, Maryland
Maryland defeated Virginia 14-13 in overtime on Saturday. Koras was a big part of the effort as he scored four goals (all in the second half) to help lead the way for the offense.
Midfield: Sam Handley, Penn
Handley had the game-winning goal to push Penn past Princeton 9-8 in overtime. He ended the day with two goals and four assists for six points on the day.
Faceoff: Zach Cole, Saint Joseph’s
Cole went went 24-for-29 (82%) at the dot in the Hawks’ 16-10 win over St. John’s.
SSDM: Tucker Garrity, Jacksonville
Garrity collected four ground balls and caused two turnovers in Jacksonville’s 12-6 win over Robert Morris.
LSM: Christian Fournier, Army West Point
In helping the Black Knights to a 12-10 win over Lehigh, Fournier collected four ground balls and caused three turnovers.
Defense: Ajax Zappitello, Maryland
Another meeting with Virginia and Connor Shellenberger turned out to be a success for Zappitello as he held the star attackman to one goal, two assists, and seven shots. Zappitello grabbed five ground balls and caused one turnover.
Defense: Gavin Adler, Cornell
Cornell beat Yale 20-10 and Adler was a massive part of that defensive effort, holding Matt Brandau to one goal, one assist, and four shots. Adler grabbed three ground balls and caused a turnover, as well.
Defense: Alex Mazzone, Johns Hopkins
The Georgetown transfer had a massive weekend for the Blue Jays, helping them in wins over Navy and Delaware. He has seven ground balls versus Navy on Friday before grabbing 12 against Delaware on Sunday. He also caused a turnover during that contest.
Goalie: Chayse Ierlan, Cornell
Ierlan notched 21 saves for the second consecutive week in a row. This time around it helped lead to a 20-10 win over Yale for the Big Red.
Players of The Week
Offense: Stephen Avery, M, Denver
The junior midfielder had seven goals on just nine shots in Denver’s big win over Ohio State.
Defense: Chayse Ierlan, G, Cornell
Ierlan made 21 saves for the second week in a row while helping the Big Red to a 20-10 win over Yale.
Freshman: Johnny Hackett, A, Bryant
The freshman had seven goals and one assists in Bryant’s win over UMBC.
Transfer: Alex Mazzone, D, Johns Hopkibs
Mazzone combined for 19 ground balls and one caused turnover to help Johns Hopkins past Navy and Delaware over the weekend.