Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/11/10
Eastern University freshman goalie and cancer survivor Aaron Benz has been named the Middle Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Benz, of Louisville, KY, turned away 25 shots and helped the Eagles to a pair of wins in his first week of collegiate lacrosse. He also earned his first win in a 12-0 shutout at Randolph College.
Benz was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease less than a year ago. He was determiend to be cancer-free in January.
Benz also has been selected as the B & E Sportswear-Eastern University Student Athlete of the Week for the week.
Benz is a member of the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University.