Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/22/08
Army freshman midfielder Rob McCallion (Episcopal Academy) earned his third Rookie of the Week honor from the Patriot League
McCallion, of Narberth, was recognized after another solid two-game performance last week. He started off with a goal and two assists in the Black Knights’ 12-4 victory over Lafayette, and then added a goal and an assist in a 10-6 loss to Duke on Saturday.
McCallion is tied for the team scoring lead with 30 points on 12 goals and a team-best 18 assists. He is also the only Black Knight that has scored in all 13 games this season.
Army (9-4, 5-1 PL), ranked 11th in the latest USILA National Coaches Poll, and 13th in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, earned the top seed for the upcoming Patriot League Tournament and will host the four-team field for this Friday’s semifinals and Sunday’s championship.
The Black Knights will take on fourth-seeded Bucknell at 4:00 p.m. followed by matchup featuring second-seeded Navy and third-seeded Colgate at 7:00 p.m. in Michie Stadium. The two winning team’s will square off on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament going to the winner.
Villanova’s Lade is Rookie of Week
Villanova freshman defender John Lade, of Randolph, N.J., has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week.
Lade was a key part of a stifling defensive effort that allowed Villanova to knock off Towson 7-4 last Friday night and clinch a berth in the conference tournament later this month. Lade, a member of the U.S. under-19 National team, totaled three caused turnovers in the win over the Tigers, picked up four ground balls and won a face-off as Villanova beat Towson for the first time ever to snap an 0-16 record against its longtime rival.
Georgetown’s Cannon is Player of Week
Georgetown senior Brendan Cannon (Haverford School) was named the ECAC Lacrosse League’s Offensive Player of the Week. It was the third time this season Cannon has been the league’s Offensive Player of the Week and it is the fifth time he has been recognized by the league, having been selected to the honor roll twice.
Cannon, a Tewaaraton Trophy nominee, led Georgetown to a 12-8 win over league rival UMass on Saturday, scoring two goals in the fourth quarter after the Minutemen had narrowed a five-goal GU lead to 8-7 early in the final frame. The Hoyas improved to 8-3 overall with the win and are in second place in the ECAC.