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Men’s awards: Monmouth’s Schwenk (@SFLacrosse), Ament (@PennStateMLAX, @Fords_Lacrosse)

Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 2/22/17

Monmouth University men’s lacrosse freshman midfielder Justin Schwenk (Spring-Ford) has been named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men’s Lacrosse of the Week, it was announced Monday afternoon.

Schwenk had a breakout performance for Monmouth in the Hawks’ 11-9 loss at Hofstra. The freshman faceoff man tied the program record with 15 faceoffs won, going 15-for-21 on the day. Schwenk became the second Monmouth player to win 15 faceoffs in one game, joining Keegan Teluk, who went 15-for-18 against Marist on March 19, 2016. Schwenk also scored his first collegiate goal and picked up eight ground balls in the game, which also tied the program record.

Monmouth hosts Wagner in its home opener at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Penn State’s Ament (Haverford School) wins Offensive Player of Week

Grant Ament, Penn State, So. – A – Doylestown, Pa. – The Haverford School

Scored a career-high six goals and added three assists for a total of nine points in the Nittany Lions’ 20-10 win over Cornell
Scored two goals in the first half, and four in the second half
Became the first player in the Big Ten this season to tally at least nine points in a single-game
Guided Penn State to its second straight 20-goal output, the first time the Nittany Lions have accomplished that feat since the 1983 season

Co-Defensive Players of the Week
Peter Triolo, Penn State

Sr. – D – Smithtown, N.Y. – Smithtown East

Led a Nittany Lions’ defensive effort that held Cornell scoreless for the first 17 minutes of the game, and just five goals in the first three quarters, in a 20-10 victory
Forced one turnover
The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns his first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week plaudit
Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Mike Sutton (April 20, 2015)

Freshman of the Week
Mac O’Keefe, Penn State
A – Syosset, N.Y. – Syosset

Scored five goals in the Nittany Lions’ 20-10 win over Cornell
Posted his third straight game scoring at least four goals
Currently leads the Big Ten with 16 total goals
Earns his third straight Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

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