Courtesy: America East Communications

Albany, Stony Brook Earn Week #11 #AEMLAX Awards

Release: 04/17/2017

BOSTON – It's a tight race in the quest for America East Men's Lacrosse Championship positioning with just two weeks remaining in the regular season. Albany sits unbeaten in conference play at 4-0 with Binghamton and UMBC one game back at 3-1. Stony Brook at 2-2 while Hartford is 1-3 and Vermont and UMass Lowell are tied at 1-4.

UMBC, UMass Lowell and Stony Brook all picked up one-goal conference wins over the weekend with the Retrievers handing Binghamton its first league loss, 7-6, on Saturday. The Seawolves beat Vermont, 10-9, and UMass Lowell earned its first-ever America East win with a 12-11 victory over Hartford. 

Albany remained fifth in the latest Maverik Media Poll after dropping a tough 12-11 decision to then #3 Maryland. The Great Danes can lock up their fifth-straight America East regular-season title with a win over Binghamton Wednesday.

Here are the week #11 award winners:

Offensive Player of the Week
Connor Fields, Albany - Jr., Attacker, East Amherst, N.Y.

  • Tallied eight points in Albany's 12-11 loss to then #3 Maryland Wednesday. 
  • Scored three goals and set up five others.
  • This is Fields' fifth Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season and seventh of his career (3/7/16, 3/28/16, 2/27/17, 3/6/17, 3/27/17, 4/10/17). 

Defensive Player of the Week
Michael Bollinger, Stony Brook - Fr., Goalkeeper, Sachem, N.Y.

  • Stopped 12 of the 21 shots he saw in Stony Brook's 10-9 win over Vermont Saturday.
  • Had a league-best .571 save percentage last week.
  • Picked up five ground balls.
  • This is his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor.

Rookie of the Week
Tom Haun, Stony Brook - Fr., Attack, Sachem, N.Y.

  • Tallied six points on two goals and four assists in Stony Brook's 10-9 win over Vermont Saturday.
  • Factored in on six-straight Stony Brook goals from the second through fourth quarters as it grew a 9-4 lead.
  • This is Haun's first-everRookie of the Week award.

Weekly Awards
Feb. 6 -
Offensive Player of the Week: Cam Milligan, Vermont; Defensive Player & Rookie of the Week: Nick Washuta, Vermont
Feb. 13 - Offensive Player of the Week: Sean Tyrrell, UMass Lowell; Defensive Player of the Week: None Selected; Rookie of the Week: Jake Brothers, UMBC
Feb. 20
 - Offensive Player of the Week: Alex Corpolongo, Stony Brook; Defensive Player of the Week: Tanner Cosens, Binghamton; Rookie of the Week: Ben French, Vermont

Feb. 27 - Offensive Player of the Week: Connor Fields, Albany; Defensive Player of the Week: JD Colarusso, Albany; Rookie of the Week: Cory VanGivhoven, Stony Brook
March 6 Offensive Player of the Week: Connor Fields, Albany; Defensive Player of the Week: Tanner Cosens, Binghamton; Rookie of the Week: Jakob Patterson, Albany
March 13 
- Offensive Player of the Week: Tom Moore, Binghamton; Defensive Player of the Week: Grant Lardieri, UMass Lowell; Rookie of the Week: Ryan Frawley, UMBC
March 20 Offensive Player of the Week: Billy Nolan, UMBC; Defensive Player of the Week: JD Colarusso, Albany; Rookie of the Week: TD Ierlan, Albany
March 27 - Offensive Player of the Week: Connor Fields, Albany; Defensive Player of the Week: Garrett Waldron, Binghamton; Rookie of the Week: TD Ierlan, Albany

April 3 - Offensive Player of the Week: Griffin Feiner, Hartford; Defensive Player of the Week: Ruston Souder, UMBC; Rookie of the Week: TD Ierlan, Albany 
April 10 - Co-Offensive Player of the Week: Connor Fields, Albany; Co-Offensive Player of the Week: Cam Milligan, Vermont; Defensive Player of the Week: Nick Washuta, Vermont; Rookie of the Week: TD Ierlan, Albany 
April 17 Offensive Player of the Week: Connor Fields, Albany; Defensive Player of the Week: Michael Bollinger; Rookie of the Week: Tom Haun, Stony Brook

 

 

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