Courtesy: America East Communications

Albany, Binghamton UMBC Win #AEMLAX Openers, Week 7 Awards Announced

Release: 03/20/2017

BOSTON – Conference play in men's lacrosse began over the weekend and Albany, Binghamton and UMBC came away with wins in their league openers. The Great Danes beat Vermont, 17-6, behind seven points from Connor Fields while Tom Moore's eight-point effort led the Bearcats to a 15-8 victory over UMass Lowell and Billy Nolan's big fourth quarter lifted the Retrievers to a 12-9 win at Stony Brook.

Here are the week #7 award winners:

Offensive Player of the Week
Billy Nolan, UMBC - So., Midfielder, Crofton, Md.

  • Scored a career-best five goals in UMBC's 12-9 win at Stony Brook Saturday, the Retrievers' first win over the Seawolves since 2014.
  • Three of Nolan's five goals game in the fourth quarter and included the game winner. 
  • Added an assist.
  • This is Nolan's first career Offensive Player of the Week award. 

Defensive Player of the Week
JD Colarusso, Albany - Jr., Goalkeeper, Poughquag, N.Y.

  • Stopped 16 of the 21 shots he faced in a 17-6 win over Vermont Saturday.
  • Recorded a .762 save percentage.
  • This is his second Defensive Player of the Week honor of the season and his career (2/27).

Rookie of the Week
TD Ierlan, Albany - Fr., Faceoff, Victor, N.Y.

  • Won 64 percent of faceoffs he took (16-for-25) in Albany's 17-6 win at Vermont Saturday.
  • Also picked up 10 ground balls, caused one turnover and had an assist.
  • This is his first career Rookie of the Week honor. 

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

 

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