Courtesy: America East Communications

Four Earn #AEMLAX Weekly Awards

Release: 04/04/2016

BOSTON - Three more America East contests were played over the weekend with Albany, Hartford and Stony Brook prevailing. The Great Danes downed UMass Lowell, 16-9, while Hartford upended Binghamton, 17-9, and the Seawolves beat Vermont, 13-0. Albany rose to #6/7 in the national polls while Stony Brook is ranked #8 in both polls. 

Read about the week #7 conference awards below. 

Co-Offensive Players of the Week 
Dylan Protesto, Harford - So., FO/M, Media, Pa.

  • Won 85.4 percent (35-for-41) of the faceoffs he took to lead Hartford to two wins. 
  • Was 17-for-19 with seven ground balls in a win over Holy Cross Tuesday.
  • Took 18-of-22 draws in a win over Binghamton Saturday and added 10 ground balls and a goal. 

Co-Offensive Players of the Week 
Challen Rogers, Stony Brook - Sr., M, Coquitlam, British Columbia

  • Racked up 11 points on three goals and eight assists in a 2-0 week for Stony Brook.
  • Tallied two goals and five assists in a win over Lehigh Wednesday.
  • Had a goal and three helpers in a win over Vermont Sunday.

Defensive Player of the Week
Blaze Riorden, Albany - Sr., GK, Fairport, N.Y.

  • Led Albany to two wins by registering a 6.86 GAA and a .676 save percentage.
  • Made 18 saves in a 10-9 win over Harvard Wednesday.
  • Stopped seven of the 10 shots he faced in 45 minutes of action vs. UMass Lowell Saturday.
  • This is his third Defensive Player of the Week honor of the season.

Rookie of the Week
Dylan Jinks, Hartford - Fr., A, Cedar Run, N.J.

  • Tallied 12 points on three goals and nine assists in two Hartford wins last week.
  • Had a goal and four assists in the Hawks' win over Holy Cross Tuesday.
  • Posted a pair of scores and five helpers in the win over Binghamton Saturday.
  • This is his second Rookie of the Week honor of the season (3/7).

Weekly Award Winners
Feb. 22 - Offensive Player of the Week: Ian Mackay, Vermont; Defensive Player of the Week: Jon Kaplan, Vermont; Rookie of the Week: Dawes Michling, Vermont

Feb. 29 - Offensive Player of the Week: Seth Oakes, Albany; Defensive Player of the Week: Troy Reh, Albany; Rookie of the Week: Zach Ornstein, Albany
March 7 - Offensive Player of the Week: Connor Fields, Albany; Defensive Player of the Week: Blaze Riorden, Albany; Rookie of the Week: Dylan Jinks, Hartford
March 14 - Offensive Player of the Week: Matt Schultz, Stony Brook; Defensive Player of the Week: Blaze Riorden, Albany; Rookie of the Week: Dawes Michling, Vermont
March 21 - Offensive Player of the Week: Ben Kocis, Binghamton; Defensive Player of the Week: Ryan Vanderford, Hartford; Rookie of the Week: Joe Licata, Binghamton
March 28 - Offensive Player of the Week: Connor Fields, Albany; Defensive Player of the Week: Jon Kaplan, Vermont; Rookie of the Week: Dawes Michling, Vermont
April 4- Co-Offensive Player of the Week: Dylan Protesto, Hartford & Challen Rogers, Stony Brook; Defensive Player of the Week: Blaze Riorden, Albany; Rookie of the Week: Dylan Jinks, Hartford

 

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