Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/26/20
From Press Release
One day after vaulting into the top-10 of the national rankings, Ursinus College men’s lacrosse swept the Centennial Conference weekly awards.
Hakan Atillasoy (offensive player of the week, Harriton) and Nolan Sachs (defensive player of the week, Manheim Township) took home accolades for their key roles in helping the 9th-ranked Bears improve to 2-0 on the young season with a 15-10 victory over Mary Washington on Saturday.
The Eagles were unable to contain Atillasoy, who went off for six goals and three assists to match his career high with nine points. The junior had four goals and two helpers in the second half alone, helping Ursinus keep Mary Washington at a comfortable distance throughout. Atillasoy has put up nine goals and five assists in the first two games of the season and ranks 11th in Division III in points per contest. He now ranks eighth all-time in goals (81) and 10th in points (115) at Ursinus.
Sachs was a one-man penalty kill on Saturday, short-circuiting two Eagles man-up opportunities with caused turnovers. He finished with three on the day and also added four ground balls. Sachs is one shy of becoming the sixth player in school history to reach 50 career caused turnovers.
Both Atillasoy and Sachs are first-time CC player of the week recipients.
Bears’ McClure (Haverford High) is Offensive Player of Week
After setting up the game-winning goal in a scintillating season opener, Ursinus senior attack Bobby McClure (Haverford High) was named the Centennial Conference men’s lacrosse offensive player of the week for the week ending Feb. 16.
McClure’s pin-point pass led directly to Aaron Grill’s game-winner with just 12.8 seconds remaining as the Bears kicked off the 2020 campaign with a 13-12 defeat of No. 20 Stevenson. It was one of a career-high five assists for McClure, who moved into second in program history with his 177th career point. He assisted on each of the team’s final three goals, and four of his five helpers came on go-ahead markers.