February 16, 2011

Tavares Named NLL Player of Week

from press release

Buffalo Bandits forward John Tavares is the National Lacrosse League's Overall Player of the Week, as well as being named Offensive Player of the Week for Week 6 of the 2011 regular season.

Tavares led an offensive explosion by the Bandits this past weekend in their 16-7 road win over the Philadelphia Wings. He posted a team high nine points with five goals and four assists. Tavares also made history over the weekend with his first goal of the game. It was the 700th goal of his career, making him the first player in NLL history to achieve this milestone.

Anthony Cosmo of the Boston Blazers has won the Defensive Player of the Week. The goaltender made 38 saves on 44 shots faced in an 11-6 victory over the Colorado Mammoth.

Paul Rabil was named the Transition Player of the Week. Rabil put up big numbers this weekend, despite the Stealth dropping both of their games to the Edmonton Rush. He recorded 4 goals and 5 assists to go along with collecting 30 loose balls in the two games combined.

Rookie of the Week honors go to Toronto Rock forward Aaron Pascas. He scored one goal this past weekend, but it was the most important. Pascas scored in overtime to give the Rock a 9-8 win over the visiting Calgary Roughnecks. He also collected four loose balls in the winning effort.


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