February 22, 2010

Dickson, Manney Earn CAA Weekly Honors

from press release

CAA MEN’S LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Curtis Dickson, Delaware
Sr., A, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia/Riverside

Dickson averaged 7.5 goals in the Blue Hens’ current two-game win streak to open the 2010 season.  The senior scored four in the season-opening win at Saint Joseph’s then notched a career-high seven goals in the triple-overtime win at No. 11 UMBC.  His seventh goal of the game against the Retrievers was the game-winner.  Dickson, who has scored 111 goals in his career, is three shy of breaking the all-time CAA career goals record of 113.

CAA MEN’S LACROSSE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Will Manny, Massachusetts
Fr., A, Massapequa, N.Y./St. Anthony’s

Manny earned Rookie of the Week honors after helping UMass to a 2-0 start to begin the 2010 campaign.  The rookie logged a goal and two assists in the Minutemen’s 15-12 season-opening win over Sacred Heart.  The Massapequa, N.Y., native then followed-up his debut performance with another goal and three assists in a 20-10 win over Hartford.

No. 13 DELAWARE (2-0, 0-0 CAA):  Delaware opened the 2010 season with two early wins and moved into the first regular-season Top-20 at No. 13.  The Blue Hens pounded Saint Joseph’s (future CAA Men’s Lacrosse member in 2011), 15-5, Feb. 5.  After its next game (home vs. Presbyterian, Feb. 13) was postponed due to travel concerns, the Blue Hens went on the road to top No. 11 UMBC 11-10 in three overtimes.  CAA Player of the Week Curtis Dickson scored four goals in the win at St. Joe’s and added a career-high seven in the win at UMBC.  His seventh goal of the game against Retrievers was the game-winner.  The senior is just three goals shy of setting a new CAA Men’s Lacrosse all-time career goals scored mark.  The current mark of 113 is held by Towson’s Jonathan Engelke (2004-08).  Delaware goes on the road this week with games at No. 5 Johns Hopkins (Feb. 23, 5 pm, ESPNU) and at Hartford (Feb. 27, 1 pm).

DREXEL (0-1, 0-0 CAA):  The Dragons opened their 2010 season with a 11-8 loss at home to No. 3 Virginia.  Sophomore goalkeeper Mark Manos, a Preseason All-Conference selection, stopped 17 of the Cavaliers’ 46 shots which marked a career-high.  Scott Perri notched a hat trick in the loss to Virginia, as Drexel had a three-goal lead after one quarter and trailed by just one at halftime.  The junior scored early in the game helping put the Dragons up 2-1.  His next two goals were also pivotal in that they helped give Drexel a 7-6 lead in the third quarter and later tied the game at 8-8 in the fourth quarter.  Zak Fisher was 7-for-10 on the day in faceoffs, part of a 13-for-23 (.565) faceoff percentage in the contest for the Dragons.  Drexel remains at Vidas Field this week when it hosts Vermont (Feb. 27, 1 pm).

No. 11 HOFSTRA (0-0, 0-0 CAA):  The Pride, led by Preseason CAA Player of the Year Jay Card, travels to No. 9 Princeton Feb. 27 in both squads’ season-opener.  Hofstra will be facing a familiar foe in the contest, as former Drexel head coach Chris Bates is now leading the Tigers.  The Pride, picked to the win the 2010 league title by the CAA coaches, is coming off an 11-4 record in 2009 as well as an at-large bid into the 2009 NCAA Championships.

No. 14 MASSACHUSETTS (2-0, 0-0 CAA):  The Minutemen, newcomers to the CAA in 2010, opened their season with back-to-back wins including a 15-12 victory at Sacred Heart and a 20-10 win at home over Hartford.  Bob Hayes is leading the Minutemen in goals scored with seven on just 12 shots.  The Preseason All-CAA selection also has two assists in the early going.  Will Manny, the CAA Rookie of the Week, began his collegiate career with a goal and two assists in the Sacred Heart win then followed it up with a goal and three assists in the Hartford thumping.  Manny currently ranks eighth in the conference averaging 3.5 points per contest.  UMass goes on the road this weekend to face Ohio State (Feb. 27, 12 pm).

PENN STATE (0-1, 0-0 CAA):  The Nittany Lions, newcomers to the CAA in 2010, opened their season with a tough 24-17 loss at home to Robert Morris.  Matthew Mackrides led the way for Penn State in the loss, tallying five goals and an assist.  Preseason all-conference selection Chris Hogan, along with Billy Gribbin, notched four goals against the Colonials.  Penn State will face a tough task this weekend when it hits the road to face No. 3 Notre Dame (Feb. 28, 1 pm).

TOWSON (0-0, 0-0 CAA):  The Tigers will open their 2010 season this weekend when they host 15th-ranked Bucknell (Feb. 27, 1 pm).  Preseason All-CAA selection Will Harrington leads a Towson squad which was picked to finish fourth in the CAA by the league coaches.  Harrington led the Tigers in goals last season with 23, while Tim Stratton finished 2009 with a six-game goal scoring streak.  Towson leads the all-time series with Bucknell 15-2 and has won 12 of the last 13 meetings against the Bison.

 


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