January 13, 2010

Sanderson, O'Toole, Rabil, Billings Win Awards

from press release

Calgary Roughnecks forward Josh Sanderson was named the National Lacrosse League’s Overall Player of the Week for Week 1 of the 2010 NLL Season.

Sanderson was directly involved in 10 of the 12 goals Calgary scored Sunday in a 12-7 win over Minnesota. He scored four goals and tallied six assists in the victory. Sanderson also won the Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Toronto Rock forward Garrett Billings won Rookie of the Week on the heels of a memorable pro debut. Billings, who played college lacrosse at the University of Virginia, scored five goals and tallied two assists in Toronto’s 17-7 win at Boston. 

Rochester Knighthawks goaltender Pat O’Toole was named Defensive Player of the Week. O’Toole stopped 37 of the 42 Buffalo shots he faced as the Knighthawks defeated Buffalo, 10-5.

The Transition Player of the Week was Paul Rabil of the Washington Stealth. Rabil scored two goals, tallied three assists and picked up six loose balls in Washington’s 17-8 win over Colorado. The Johns Hopkins alum scored one of his goals while the Stealth was shorthanded.

The NLL Weekly Player Awards are determined each week by a vote of the general managers and head coaches of the league’s 11 member clubs. 


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