Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/21/19
Recent men’s college honors for Philly players:
MAC Commonwealth Offensive Player of the Week
Clo Muscara (Arcadia / Jr., A / Freehold, N.J.) set Arcadia’s single-game record with nine points on seven goals and two assists in a 15-4 win over King’s. Muscara then scored four goals and added four assists for eight points in a 17-8 win over Marywood. It is the first time the Knights have ever opened the season 2-0.
MAC Commonwealth Defensive Player of the Week
Grant Palmer (Arcadia / Fr., G / Roswell, Ga.) recorded two wins with a goals-against average of 6.38 and a save percentage of .714. The freshman made 20 saves while facing 45 shots in a 17-8 win over Marywood. Palmer opened the week with 10 saves on 36 shots faced in a 15-4 win over King’s. It is the first time the Knights have ever opened the season 2-0.
MAC Freedom Offensive Player of the Week
Zach Bowen (DeSales / So., A / Appoquinimink, Middletown, Del.) led the Bulldogs to a season-opening 14-13 double-overtime win against Montclair State on Friday. Bowen scored six goals, including four-straight goals in less than three minutes of the first quarter to push DeSales’ lead to 5-0. The sophomore totaled five goals in the first quarter.
MAC Freedom Defensive Player of the Week
Matt Barry (DeSales / Sr., GK / Patchogue, N.Y.) was outstanding in goal for the Bulldogs in a season-opening 14-13 double-overtime win over Montclair State. Barry made 14 saves on 50 shots faced. The senior made a huge save in the first overtime period to force the second overtime. Barry added four ground balls and two caused turnovers.
York DEF Witchey (Central Bucks South) earns CAC honor
York College senior men’s lacrosse defender Kevin Witchey (Central Bucks South) has been named the Capital Athletic Conference Men’s Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference office for the week ending Feb. 10.
Witchey spearheaded a Spartan defense that led the Green and White to a 7-6 win over #12 Washington & Lee on Saturday in York. Witchey was charged with defending All-American A.J. Witherell. Witchey limited Witherell to just one goal in the game as he forced two Witherell turnovers in the game. Witherell, the 2018 ODAC Player of the Year, was a first team All-American last year as he scored a school record 91 points on 60 goals and 31 assists. The Spartans limited the Generals to just six goals after W&L averaged 13.9 goals per game last year.
Witchey had two ground balls and two caused turnovers in the win for the Spartans.