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College honors: Drexel goalie Manos (Salesianum, DE), Penn’s McMullen are conference players of week

Tuesday, 16th March 2010

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/16/10
From Press releases

Drexel's Mark Manos (Salesianum School)

Drexel University sophomore goalie Mark Manos (Salesianum, DE) has been named this week’s Colonial Athletic Association men’s lacrosse Co-Player of the Week.

Manos led the Dragons (5-1) to two wins, including an overtime victory against then No. 3 Notre Dame and has helped the team move into the No. 12 spot in the USILA Division I rankings.

Manos was sensational in the Dragons’ 7-6 overtime win against the Fighting Irish. The West Chester native tied a career-high with 17 saves, including 12 in the first half, as the Dragons defeated Notre Dame for the first time. Manos followed that performance with a nine-save effort as Drexel defeated St. John’s, 11-4. He held the Red Storm offense off the board for the final 40 minutes of the game.

Manos leads the CAA with a 5.94 goals against average and a .663 save percentage. He is averaging more than 10 saves per game for the Dragons, who have won their last five games after losing their opener, 11-8, to Virginia, who is currently ranked first in the nation. Manos shares the award with Jamie Lincoln of Hofstra.

Drexel is off until Sunday, when it visits Albany in a non-conference game at 1 p.m.

Penn’s McMullen is Ivy League Player of the Week

The Ivy League has names Penn senior attackman Rob McMullen as its the Player of the Week.

McMullen’s figured in five of Penn’s last six goals in Saturday’s 8-7 win against Villanova at Franklin Field, scoring four of them and assisting on another. His fourth and final goal was the game-winner and came with two minutes left in regulation. McMullen entered the season with nine collegiate goals, but has scored 12 already this season and the Quakers haven’t even hit the halfway point of their season.

In addition to McMullen’s honor, freshman Rob Fitzpatrick earned a spot on the Ivy League honor roll after he scored five goals in a pair of wins last week.

After an 0-2 start, Penn won four in a row.

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