Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/25/13
Brown freshman attackman Henry Blynn (Haverford School) was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
Blynn led an offensive explosion on Sunday with five goals in Brown’s 21-9 win at High Point. The Bears won their fifth straight game as they scored their most goals in a contest since 1999. Blynn set the tone early as four of his five goals came in the first 23 minutes of the game.
Blynn has a goal in each of the six games this season thus far and has 14 points in his last three contests (8g, 6a). It is the fourth straight week that a Brown freshman has won at least a share of Rookie of the Week honors with Blynn winning two of those.
Lehigh’s Telesco wins Rookie of Week in Patriot
Lehigh freshman defenseman Tripp Telesco has been named this week’s Patriot League Rookie of the Week after impressive performances against UMass and Holy Cross. Telesco finished the week with five groundballs and a caused turnover as he’s played a key role on the Mountain Hawk defense from day one.
Telesco continued his strong play as part of a defense which allowed just 11 goals in two games. In an ESPNU nationally-televised game against UMass, Telesco had two groundballs and helped the defense hold the Minutemen to just six goals. Telesco covered Connor Mooney and held him pointless.
In Lehigh’s win against Patriot League rival Holy Cross, Telesco held Holy Cross’ leading scorer Clay Haarman to a single goal as the Mountain Hawks allowed just five to the Crusaders. For the season, Telesco owns 16 groundballs and six caused turnovers.
Sophomore goalie Matt Poillon and senior attackman David DiMaria also earned honorable mention recognition on Monday. Poillon stopped 63 percent of the shots sent his way, including 13 saves against UMass, while DiMaria posted five points which included a hat trick at Holy Cross.
Lehigh’s McBrien is Patriot MF of Week
Lehigh senior midfielder Julie McBrien was named this week’s Patriot League Midfielder of the Week after stellar performances in last week’s play against Fairfield and Bucknell, highlighted by a six-point effort in Saturday’s big win over the Bison.
McBrien impressed all over the field, finishing with six goals, one assist, two groundballs, two caused turnovers and a draw control over the two games. In Lehigh’s loss to Fairfield, McBrien notched one of the Mountain Hawks’ four goals. She had a monster game against Patriot League rival Bucknell with five goals and an assist. She also marked Bucknell’s leading scorer (Katelyn Miller) and held her to just a single goal on three shots. For the season, McBrien is tied for the team lead in goals (20) and is second with 21 points.
Chestnut Hill’s Melynchenko is ECC Player of Week
Junior attack Mike Melnychenko highlighted a 9-1 one Chestnut Hill College first quarter run with four goals and an assist; his last score made him the first in program history to eclipse 100 career goals. For his efforts he was selected as the East Coast Conference (ECC) Player of the Week.
He was joined on the ECC Weekly Report by senior goalkeeper Dakota Maurer, who recvied a mention on the ECC Week Five Honor Roll.
Melnychenko ended his historical performance with eight points on five goals and three assists. He also provided the Griffins with two ground balls and a caused turnover. He currently leads the Griffins in goals (15), assists (11), and points (26), while also providing 12 ground balls and three caused turnovers.
Maurer made nine saves in 47:40 minutes of play against the Redhawks to earn his fourth win of the sea¬son (4-3). He is currently carrying a 10.79 goals-against-average while making 82 saves on 188 shots faced for a .539 save percentage.
Arcadia gets men’s and women’s POW in MAC
Arcadia men’s lacrosse player Matthew Fox (St. Augustine Prep) and women’s lacrosse Dawn Faranetta were named MAC Players of the Week for their outstanding play in five combined wins last week. Fox led the Knights to a pair of wins, while Faranetta helped lead Arcadia to three wins last week.
Fox led the Knights to a 2-0 week and helped to even their record at 3-3. Fox was the leading point producer for the Knights with nine. In the win over Rosemont he scored three goals and assisted on three more. He then recorded a goal and two assists in the Knights win over Alvernia on Saturday. Overall he has helped lead the Knights to a three game winning streak.
Faranetta led the Knights to a 3-0 week to even their record at 3-3. She scored multiple goals in all three games and caused five turnovers. She had four goals and three assists in a win at Bryn Mawr and the had five goals and an assist in a win over Immaculata on Saturday. She shot a .889 percentage when putting a ball on net.