Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/14/09
Holy Cross freshman Colin McGeehin (Malvern Prep) has been named the Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. He scored six goals and had two assists for eight points in two contests, including his first two collegiate game-winners.
McGeehin scored two goals including the double overtime game-winner in the 12-11 win at Vermont on April 7, while he had a career-best four goals and a career-best six points in the 9-4 win over Marist on April 11 He also had two assists and the game-winner.
For the season his 20 goals and 26 points lead the team, while his six assists are tied for second.
Malvern Prep’s Mackrides (Penn State) also wins Rookie honor
Penn State freshman Matt Mackrides (Malvern Prep), a teammate of McGeehin, was named ECAC Rookie of the Week for his five-point game Saturday in the Nittany lions’ 12-11 win over conference foe St. John’s.
Mackrides had two goals and three assists and notched the game-winner with 2:17 left in OT. Mackrides also had two goals and two assists in a 9-8 win over Bucknell on April 7.
Mackrides is fourth on the team in scoring with 12 goals and 8 assists.
ODU’s Geary (Springfield-Delco) earns honor for 2nd straight week
For the second straight week, redshirt freshman Sarah Geary (Springfield-Delco) was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week.
Geary posted two league wins over George Mason, receiving votes, and James Madison, ranked 20th in the nation. With the wins, Geary assured the Lady Monarchs a winning season for the first time since 2003 and she lowered her goals against average to 9.85 for the season.
Geary made 19 saves in the two games, increasing her save percentage to .510 for the year. She ranks in the Top 25 in the nation in four different categories. The 51 percent saved is good for eighth in the nation, and she also ranks eighth in ground balls per game with 3.25. She’s 11th in the nation in saves per game (10.0) and 24th in the nation in goals against average (9.85).
Geary helped ODU sweep the George Mason/James Madison games for the first time since 2003, and improved to 9-3 overall in her first year. In addition to the 19 saves this week, Geary added four ground balls and a caused turnover. She also had her first career draw control in the George Mason contest.
Penn’s Edwards (Springfield-Montco) earns Ivy honor
Senior Becca Edwards (Springfield-Montco) earned the Ivy League’s Offensive Player of the Week by scoring the game-winner with a heads up play in overtime to give Penn a big Ivy League win over Dartmouth Saturday in overtime.
Edwards also won the pivotal opening draw in the second overtime to help Penn drain time off the clock and secure the victory against the upset-minded Big Green. Edwards also added an assist to Penn’s first goal, feeding Ali DeLuca for the tally. She gathered three ground balls and led the team in shots. Her efforts helped maintain Penn’s undefeated streak at 11-0 and 5-0 in the Ivy League.
Loyola’s Filippelli (Archbishop Carroll) wins another honor
Loyola sophomore midfielder Cara Filippelli (Archbishop Carroll) was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season.
Filippelli helped the Greyhounds (9-4 overall, 2-3) beat Cincinnati, 17-4, in conference action on Saturday. She scored twice on free-position shots and had four caused turnovers and four ground balls. Filippelli leads the team with 35 ground balls and 29 caused turnovers, and she has scored 10 goals, this year. She was named the Defensive Player of the Week on March 16 and 23, and she also was named to the Honor Roll on April 6.
Scranton’s Sminkey (Springfield-Delco) is Player of the Week
Scranton’s Madelyn Sminkey (Springfield-Delco) was recently named Landmark Conference Player of rhe Week. Sminkey scored 16 goals and had five assists in leading the Royals to three victories during the period ending Apirl 4.
She opened the week with a four-goal, two-assist effort in a 17-11 win over Mount Saint Vincent College on Tuesday, March 31, at Fitzpatrick Field. Two days later, she tallied two goals and had two assists as Scranton downed Neumann College, 16-6, in Aston, Pennsylvania. She closed out the week with a season-high five goals and an assist in the Royals’ 15-5 victory over Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 4. In addition, she moved into 10th place on the Royals’ all-time list for goals scored with 70.
New Haven’s Magnone (Villa Joseph Marie) earns second Freshman of the Week honor
New Haven freshman attack Sarah Magnone (Villa Joseph Marie) has scored 24 goals this year and recently was named the Northeast 10 Conference Freshman of the Week for the second time. New Haven is off to a 9-2 start and has been ranked in the Under Armour/Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association Poll most of the year.