Phillylacrosse.com, posted 2/17/09
Drexel freshman goalie Mark Manos, a West Chester native who graduated from Salesianum School, Del., has been named the first Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week for the 2009 season.
Manos stopped 17 shots in Drexel’s 13-7 loss at second-ranked Virginia on Saturday. He faced 59 shots in his first collegiate game and became the first freshman to start in goal in a season-opener under coach Chris Bates.
The Dragons host Penn on Saturday at Vidas Field at noon. The Dragons and Quakers played last year at Franklin Field, where Drexel came from behind to beat Penn, 9-8. Hotaling, Evans earn weekly honors for St. Joe’s
The Saint Joseph’s men’s lacrosse team saw two of its own receive MAAC Lacrosse League Player of the Week accolades. Erik Hotaling and Sean Evans (Henderson) received Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectfully.
Hotaling, a senior goalkeeper, picked up his first win of the season thanks to a 10-save performance on Saturday at Lehigh. He recorded a .588 save percentage helping the Hawks to their first win in 2009 against the Mountain Hawks.
Hotaling let in just seven goals in 58 minutes of play for SJU. Evans was the offensive force that Saint Joseph’s needed in the 9-8 come-from-behind victory. He totaled four goals including the game-winner with just 34 seconds remaining. For his efforts, Evans was named Inside Lacrosse’s “Mr. Clutch.”
Holy Cross freshman McGeehin wins Rookie of week
Holy Cross freshman Colin McGeehin (Malvern Prep) has been named the Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Week for the first week of competition. McGeehin scored his first collegiate goal in the 10-5 loss against St. John’s in the season-opener on Feb. 14.