April 13, 2010

Denver's Demopouls Earns ECAC Nod

from press release

CENTERVILLE, Mass.
– After scoring six goals and finishing with four assists in the Pioneers' two ECAC wins this past weekend against Bellarmine and Quinnipiac, sophomore Alex Demopoulos (Canton, Conn.) was named the Offensive player of the week, it was announced today by the Eastern College Athletic Conference league office. This is the second straight week that Demopoulos was recognized for his offensive efforts.

Denver is in its first season as members of the ECAC and this is the Pioneers fifth weekly award this season, third for Demopoulos

Also earning recognition for their efforts were senior Dillon Roy (Denver, Colo.) and freshman Cameron Flint (Georgetown, Ontario) as both were named to the ECAC Honor Roll.

ECAC LACROSSE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Alex Demopoulos, Denver
Sophomore, Attack, Canton, Conn.
Demopoulos led the Pioneers for the week, scoring six goals and registering four assists to finish the week with ten points. Against Bellarmine, the sophomore provided the first three goals of the game for Denver, and recorded his fourth hat trick of the season, bringing his season total to 23 goals. The attackman also extended his consecutive games with one or more points to 11 games as he finished the night with two assists to lead the Pioneers with five points. Against Quinnipiac, Demopoulos finished with his third consecutive hat trick, bringing his season total to 26 goals. The attackman also finished with two assists for five points on the day, extending his streak of consecutive games with one or more points to 12 games. Demopoulos leads the Pioneers for the season with 26 goals and is second on the team with 15 assists for a team-best 41 points.

DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Jake Hagelin, Loyola
Junior, Goalkeeper, Havre de Grace, Md.
Hagelin was solid in goal for the No. 9 Greyhounds as Loyola posted a 9-4 win at No. 14 Fairfield on Saturday. The junior posted his third-straight game with 13 or more saves, and held the Stags to a season-low four goals. Hagelin entered the game second in NCAA Division I in goals against average, and he dropped his mark to 6.77 after Saturday's game. Hagelin directed a Loyola defensive effort that held Fairfield to 17 shots on goal, and he made saves on 13 of them. He was at his best in the fourth quarter, making five saves and holding the Stags scoreless. He also tied for the team lead with four ground balls. Hagelin is also first in the league in goals against average in conference games, with a mark of 5.78 in five contests.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Jeff Tundo, Ohio State
Freshman, Attack, Orchard Park, N.Y.
Tundo had a team season-high and career-best five assists against Hobart, setting a career-high in points. He had three assists in the first half, including helpers on goals with seven seconds left in the first quarter and three seconds left in the second. He had two assists in the second half, including one on a Mario Ventiquattro man-up goal in the fourth. He had three shots and a groundball in the contest. Tundo's five-assist game ties for the sixth-best single-game performance for the Buckeyes in program history, last set by Kevin Buchanan on April 6, 2008 vs. Air Force. The game vs. Hobart was Tundo's first multiple-assist game of the season and marked a career high in points after two four-point outings. Tundo is second on the team with 18 goals, seven assists and 27 points.

Honor Roll
Derek Hopcroft, Bellarmine
Dillon Roy, Denver
Cameron Flint, Denver
Sam Snow, Fairfield
Eric Lusby, Loyola
James Green, Ohio State
Christian Haggerty, Quinnipiac


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