Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/25/15
Senior Pat Farrell (St. Joseph’s Prep) of the High Point University men’s lacrosse team was selected as the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday.
Farrell and the Panthers’ defense had a record-setting day in the 13-5 win over Sacred Heart on Feb. 21. The Jamison, Pa. native caused eight turnovers, which doubled HPU’s previous single-game record of four caused turnovers.
Farrell’s performance helped the Purple & White hold the Pioneers to five goals, the fewest allowed by the Panthers in their three-year history.
Farrell is second in the SonCon and is sixth in the nation with 2.40 caused turnovers per game. His eight caused turnovers against Sacred Heart are the most of any player in the nation this season.
This is the first time the senior has earned player of the week honors. He joins sophomore Michael LeClair, who won the offensive honor on Feb. 10, as the first two Panthers to win the award in the SoCon.
Robert Morris freshman Davis (Garnet Valley) named NEC Rookie of Week
Robert Morris University midfielder Dana Davis (Garnet Valley) claimed the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week after the Colonials (1-1) split their first two games of the 2015 season.
Davis has been a force at both ends of the field, producing three goals, two assists, four ground balls and one caused turnover in RMU’s first two contests.
Davis has also played a large role in converting defense to offense, as the Colonials’ clear success rate sits at an efficient 79.5 percent (31 for 39) so far. That smooth transition is part of the reason RMU is first in the NEC and fifth nationally in scoring offense (18.0 goals per game).
Delaware’s Lyons named CAA Player of Week
Following a historic week for the University of Delaware women’s lacrosse team, junior Casey Lyons (Georgetown, Ontario, Canada/Berkshire) was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week.
Lyons posted 11 goals, two assists, and two groundballs in two contests for the Blue Hens (2-1).
In Delaware’s 22-2 rout of Lafayette, Lyons tallied nine goals, including six in the first half, and an assist for a 10-point day. She became the first Blue Hen to record nine or more goals since 1983 and first CAA player since 2002 to complete the feat. Lyons was also the first NCAA Division I player to have nine goals in regulation since 2013.
Against No. 14 Penn, Lyons registered two goals and an assist. For the season, the attacker leads UD with 19 points on 14 goals and five assists through three games.