March 14, 2016
Myles Jones tied his career high with five goals and eight points in Duke's 15-6 win Saturday over Loyola. (John Strohsacker)
Myles Jones tied his career high with five goals and eight points in Duke's 15-6 win Saturday over Loyola. (John Strohsacker)

Duke's Myles Jones Named Epoch/LM Player of the Week

from LaxMagazine.com staff reports | Twitter

Duke desperately needed a win, and the Blue Devils needed a Tewaaraton-caliber performance from senior midfielder Myles Jones to get it. Jones tied his career high with five goals and eight points in Duke's 15-6 victory over Loyola to earn Epoch/Lacrosse Magazine Player of the Week honors.

Jones, the No. 1 overall pick in the Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft (Atlanta Blaze), looked like the dominant force he has become the last three years. He made it look easy — changing hands and directions, drawing double teams and finding open shooters, occasionally using a shoulder to create space easily, ripping shots from unpredictable angles. The Blue Devils needed him especially after back-to-back upset losses against Harvard and Richmond.

"I took advantage of a lot of space," said Jones, who now has 15 goals and 16 assists. "There's always a sense of urgency when you're a senior, you've lost two games [in a row] and you look at the schedule and see how many games are left. Our backs were against the wall."

Epoch/Lacrosse Magazine Players of the Week

Feb. 15Gerald Logan, Michigan | Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame
Feb. 23Sam Llinares, Hofstra | Sydney Pirreca, Florida 
March 1Jake Froccaro, Villanova | Kayla Treanor, Syracuse 
March 8: Blaze Riorden, Albany | Kaylin Morissette, Louisville 
March 14: Myle Jones, Duke | Maddie Crutchfield, Duke  

The Epoch/Lacrosse Magazine Player of the Week recognizes the most outstanding performances in college men's and women's lacrosse. Make it Epoch.


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