May 10, 2010

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ECAC Announces Weekly Men's Honors

from press release

Co-Offensive Players of the Week
Logan Schuss, Ohio State
Freshman, Attack, Ladner, British Columbia
Schuss led the Buckeyes with a career-high seven goals and eight points against No. 4 North Carolina, who entered the game second in the country in team defense allowing less than eight goals a game. He tied the game at 1-all at 9:31 of the first and scored three-straight goals in just over a minute in the final 2:19 of the first quarter to give the Buckeyes a 5-3 lead and assisted on Mario Ventiquattro's man-up goal 22 seconds into the second quarter. His fifth goal came at 3:04 of the second quarter to give Ohio State a two-goal edge (10-8). His final two goals came in the last 4:17 of the third quarter. His seven goals came on nine shots and he also had three groundballs and a caused turnover.

Alex Marotto, Quinnipiac
Senior, Midfielder, South Windsor, Conn.
Playing the final game of his career on senior day, Marotto scored a career-high five goals, including the gamewinner in overtime to give the Bobcats an 11-10 sudden-victory win over Fairfield on Saturday. On the gamewinner, Marotto picked up the rebound of a Basil Kostaras shot on the doorstep before slipping it past Stags goalie Joe Marra 44 seconds into the extra session. For the season, Marotto finished with 15 goals.

Defensive Player of the Week
John Schiavone, Loyola
Junior, Faceoff, Silver Spring, Md.
Schiavone led all players with ten ground balls on Saturday afternoon against Johns Hopkins. He won 12-of-19 (.632) faceoffs, getting the ground ball on all but two of those opportunities. Schiavonne also scored his second goal of the season off the restart to begin the second quarter. He scooped up a ground ball, weaved through traffic and scored to make it 2-2. This season, Schiavone has won 150-of-250 (.600) faceoffs, and he has 83 ground balls. His ten ground balls on Saturday moved him into eight place in single-season grounders at Loyola. He is one out of seventh place, set in 2008 by P.T. Ricci. With nine more, he will move into the top five.

Rookie of the Week
Logan Schuss, Ohio State
Freshman, Attack, Ladner, British Columbia
Schuss led the Buckeyes with a career-high seven goals and eight points against No. 4 North Carolina, who entered the game second in the country in team defense allowing less than eight goals a game. He tied the game at 1-all at 9:31 of the first and scored three-straight goals in just over a minute in the final 2:19 of the first quarter to give the Buckeyes a 5-3 lead and assisted on Mario Ventiquattro's man-up goal 22 seconds into the second quarter. His fifth goal came at 3:04 of the second quarter to give Ohio State a two-goal edge (10-8). His final two goals came in the last 4:17 of the third quarter. His seven goals came on nine shots and he also had three groundballs and a caused turnover.

Honor Roll
Mark Matthews, Denver
Peter Lowell, Denver
Graham Bergsma, Fairfield
Marshall Johnson, Fairfield
Kevin Curtin, Hobart
Chris Hurst, Loyola
Jamie Prudden, Quinnipiac

TEAM NOTES
Air Force...Air Force's offense was led against No. 12 Denver by Adam Paranka (two goals, one assist) and Zack Carroll (one goal, two assists) with three points each... The game was Paranka's fourth this season with at least three points, while it was Carroll's eighth game of the season with three or more points... The Falcons held the edge against Denver in several categories on Saturday, including shots taken, ground balls, faceoff wins and turnovers... The Pioneers posted 14 saves in the game, compared to just six by the Falcons... Air Force committed a season-low ten turnovers versus Denver on Saturday. The Falcons' previous low was 13, against Penn and Ohio State... The Falcons were assessed a season-high nine penalities against the Pioneers, amassing 9.5 minutes of penalty time, also a season high.

Bellarmine...Bellarmine's season was complete on the weekend of May 1, 2010... The 9-6 record is the best since Bellarmine began playing a Division I schedule in 2006... Highlights during the 2010 season included beating Robert Morris while the Colonials were ranked in the top 20, and Chase Williams earning national recognition as the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Player of the Week.

Denver...The No. 12 University of Denver men's lacrosse team (12-4, 7-0 ECAC) extended its winning streak to a program-record nine games and closed out the regular season with a perfect 7-0 conference mark with a 15-7 win over Air Force in Colorado Springs, Colo... The Pioneers earned the No. 9 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will face the No. 8 seed Stony Brook Seawolves on Saturday, May 15 at 3 p.m. MT... In the Pioneers' win over the Falcons, sophomore Mark Matthews led Denver with four goals and added one assist for five points, while sophomore Alex Demopoulos scored two goals and tallied three assists for five points...Senior Peter Lowell finished with 13 saves, making it his sixth game this season that he has finished with ten or more saves. The keeper is 9-1-0 so far this season as a starter.

Fairfield...Fairfield finished the regular season with an 8-6 record, the second consecutive winning year under coach Andy Copelan... It marks the first time since 1998 (11-5) and 1999 (10-7) that the Stags have had back-to-back winning seasons... Rookie Sam Snow led the Stags with 27 points on the year, and was second on the team with 15 goals and 12 assists... It marks the second consecutive year a freshman (Brent Adams) has finished the year as the team's leading scorer. Adams led the Stags with 16 goals this year, while Max Trunz handed out a team-best 14 assists... Drew Palmer started each of the Stags last 13 games and finished the season with a team-high 43 ground balls and 21 caused turnovers... The eight wins is the most in a season since the 2005 team won 11 contests... Graham Bergsma had his best career game in his final contest on Saturday, finishing with five points. He had a goal and four assists in the game... Marshall Johnson was 10-16 at the faceoff X on Saturday, his second double-digit faceoff win of the year. The rookie finished the year 29-56, 51.8 percent... Steve Golmont won a team-best 105 faceoffs, the eighth most wins in a single-season in program history

Hobart...Hobart closed out the regular season at Bryant on Thursday... Facing the stingiest defense in the nation (6.44 GAA), the Statesmen finished the game with nine goals, the second most the Bulldogs have allowed all year... Seniors Kevin Curtin (3-0) and Mike Lazore (2-1) led the charge with three points apiece, while junior Alex Caton added a goal and an assist... Curtin finished the year with a team-high 22 goals and 14 assists for a team-high 36 points, despite missing two games and coming off the bench in two others due to injury. He finished his career with 55 goals and 29 assists for 84 points and ranks 11th on Hobart's Division I lists for goals and points and 12th in assists... Senior goalie Max Silberlicht capped his brilliant career with 12 saves. He posted 178 stops this season, fourth on the Statesmen Division I list, and wrapped up his career with 553, second behind Fred Pawlikowski's 582. Silberlicht is Hobart's DI career record holder for goals against average (9.24) and wins (18) and is second in save percentage (.576). ... Sophomore midfielder Bobby Dattilo closed out the season with an 11-for-22 showing at the X and a game-high seven ground balls. He won 57.8 percent of his faceoffs this year, seventh on Hobart's DI list. ... Dattilo also won the team's ground ball title, scooping up 67 to Caton's 62. ... Caton led the team in caused turnovers with 17.

Loyola...Loyola qualified for its third NCAA Championship in four years and will take on Cornell in the first round on Saturday, May 15, at 2:30 p.m. in Ithaca, N.Y... The Greyhounds are making their 17th appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship and 19th overall in NCAA postseason play... Loyola has not played Cornell in a regular season game since 1962, but the Greyhounds scrimmaged the Big Red in the preseason for several seasons prior to 2010... Loyola's 17 Division I Championship appearances are tenth most all-time... Of the nine schools that are ahead of Loyola, all but one has played at the Division I level for several years before Loyola moved up in 1982... The bid is also the third during Charley Toomey's five-year career as the Greyhounds' head coach... On Saturday, against Johns Hopkins, John Schiavone moved into the top-10 in single-season ground balls at Loyola. He scooped up ten grounders to boost his season total to 83, good for eighth place on the all-time list. With nine more, he will move into the top five... Chris Hurst scored a career-high three goals on Saturday. He now has nine for the season, all coming since April 3. During that stretch, he has three multi-goal games, the first three of his four-year career... Kyle Cottrell caused a career-high three turnovers on Saturday.

Ohio State...Ohio State ended its season with a 19-13 loss on the road at No. 4-ranked North Carolina... Freshman Logan Schuss had a team-high seven goals and eight points, tying for the seventh-most goals in a single game in Buckeye history and the most since Joel Dalgarno scored nine versus Denver on April 19, 2008. The eight points, a season high for Schuss, are the most for a Buckeye since Dalgarno had 12 and Kevin Buchanan had nine against the Pioneers in 2008. Schuss, who entered the weekend first in the ECAC in points per game, closes out the year first on the team with 31 goals, 25 assists and 56 points. He had at least one point in every game on the year and his 56 points rank 14th in Buckeye history for a single season... Tundo's assist gave him 35 points on the year, ranking him second on the squad in points and assists (15). He closes out the year on a seven-game point streak... Senior goalie Brandon Freeman had double-digit saves for the 11th time this year, with the 15 stops versus North Carolina matching a career best. He had 359 saves in his two years as a starter and ended his time in the Scarlet and Gray with the most saves since four-year starter Tony Russo completed his career with 651 in 2004... Senior defenseman Scott Foreman ended his career starting his final 49 games... Classmate Mario Ventiquattro closes his career with 98 points, including 73 goals and 25 assists, after scoring twice versus the Tar Heels.

Quinnipiac...The Bobcats finished 2010 in third place in the ECAC Lacrosse League at 8-6 (4-3 ECAC) with an 11-10 overtime victory over Fairfield on Saturday... Alex Marotto scored five goals, including the gamewinner 44 seconds into overtime off the rebound of a Basil Kostaras shot. Jack Oppenheimer also scored twice to push his team-leading goal total to 32, tenth-most in program single-season history... Christian Haggerty also had two assists, finishing the season with 25, second-most in program single-season history.


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