Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/17/13
From Press Release
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced the weekly award winners for week 7 of the 2013 season, which concluded on June 16. The winners are chosen every week by the League, and are based on outstanding in-game achievements.
Ohio’s Joe Cummings picked up Warrior Offensive Player of the Week honors, while New York’s Greg Gurenlian (Springfield-Delco, Penn State) earned Warrior Defensive Player of the Week accolades. Denver’s Eric Law took home the Cascade Rookie of the Week award for the second consecutive week.
Gurenlian collected 17 of 26 faceoffs to lead New York past Hamilton 12-10, and improve the Lizards to 3-4 this season. Gurenlian also grabbed 10 ground balls in the victory, while picking up an assist in the fourth quarter to secure New York’s lead.
The faceoff ace increased his season marks, compiling 117 wins at the X, and doing so at a .650 win percentage. His individual wins and percentage are currently best in the League. In his MLL career, Gurenlian has amassed 914 faceoff wins and a .553 win percentage.
This is his second time garnering Player of the Week achievements this season. New York will play in Boston this Friday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. (ET). Check local listings and ESPN3.com for live coverage.
Cummings led the Machine to their first victory of the season, leaving Selby Stadium with a 13-11 win over the Rochester Rattlers. The midfielder finished with five goals on the night, coupled with an impressive .500 shooting percentage. The Player of the Game started his success early, completing a hat trick in the opening 15 minutes of play, highlighted by an around-the-world finish. His five tallies came off of feeds, showing his proficient abilities to move without the ball.
Law continued his offensive potency, firing in five goals on five shots in a 13-9 Denver win over the Chesapeake Bayhawks. In only two games of his professional career, Law has totaled nine goals, and a staggering 1.000 shooting percentage. The rookie has readily inserted himself into the League’s most well-rounded and most-impressive offense, picking up Player of the Game honors for two consecutive weeks.
The MLL All-Star Game presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill is coming up on July 13, and tickets are available now by visiting MajorLeagueLacrosse.com/all-star-game/
MLL Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink will take place at PPL Park in the Philadelphia Area on Saturday and Sunday August 24-25. Tickets for the two-day event are available at MajorLeagueLacrosse.com/championship-weekend/