CAA MEN’S LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jamie Lincoln, Hofstra
Jr., A, St. Catherine’s, Ontario/Ridley
Lincoln earns CAA Player of the Week honors after he scored a team-high four goals and added an assist in Hofstra’s loss on the road at Princeton. The junior-transfer scored twice in each half, including a game-tying goal in the third quarter. Lincoln was two goals shy of equalling his career-high set in 2008 against Quinnipiac, while playing for Denver University.
CAA MEN’S LACROSSE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Nick Trizano, Drexel
Fr., A, Eastchester, N.Y./Iona Prep
Trizano picks up CAA Rookie of the Week accolades after notching the first two goals of his career in Drexel’s first win of the season. The freshman, who has now seen action in both of Drexel’s games this season, tallied two goals off three shots in helping the Dragons top visiting Vermont, 9-5, Saturday.
No. 16 DELAWARE (3-1, 0-0 CAA): Delaware fell for the first time in 2010 on a road-trip to No. 5 Johns Hopkins, 15-7. The Blue Hens rebounded on the weekend with an 11-9 win at Hartford. Martin Cahill led the Hens with four goals in the loss to Hopkins. Curtis Dickson was limited to just one goal against the Blue Jays, but did lead Delaware in its win over Hartford with four goals. Dickson’s career total of 116 goals now puts him on top of the all-time CAA career goals list. His career total also places him second among all active goal-scorers in the NCAA. Delaware will play its first home game of the season when it hosts Albany this weekend. (March 6, 12 pm).
DREXEL (1-1, 0-0 CAA): The Dragons and new head coach Brian Voelker picked up the squad’s first win of the season Saturday over visiting Vermont, 9-5. Colin Ambler and Scott Perri led the way for the Dragons by scoring two goals apiece in the win. CAA Rookie of the Week, Nick Trizano also chipped in the first two goals of his career in the win. Mark Manos stopped six shots in the win over Vermont. Drexel will play its third-straight home game this week when it hosts St. Joseph’s (March 2, 4 pm) before going on the road for the first time next weekend travelling to Binghamton (March 6, 1 pm).
No. 11 HOFSTRA (0-1, 0-0 CAA): The Pride stumbled in its season opener last weekend, falling to No. 9 Princeton 17-14. Newcomer Jamie Lincoln, a transfer from Denver, earned CAA Player of the Week honors by leading the Pride with four goals in his debut. Mike DeNapoli chipped in three, while Jay Card and Stephen Bentz added two apiece. Andrew Gvozden made seven saves in the first half before Rob Bellairs came on in the second half (part of pre-planned goalkeeper switch) and made two saves. Hofstra has just one game this week when it opens its home schedule by hosting No. 19 Brown (March 6, 1pm, FiOS1 - tape-delayed).
No. 12 MASSACHUSETTS (2-0, 0-0 CAA): The Minutemen, originally scheduled to face Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, could not make it out of Amherst due to severe winter weather in the Northeast. The game was cancelled, but UMass made the most of the weekend by jumping two spots in both polls. The Minutemen went from No. 14 in the USILA poll last week to No. 12 in this week’s Top-20. The Nike/Inside Lacrosse Top-20 shows UMass at No. 16 this week, two spots up from its No. 18 ranking last week. Massachusetts will try to make another road-trip this weekend when it travels to Yale (March 5, 7 pm).
PENN STATE (0-2, 0-0 CAA): The Nittany Lions lost a four-goal contest to No. 3 Notre Dame, 12-8, over the weekend. Chris Hogan and Matthew Mackrides led Penn State offensively with two goals apiece. Both Hogan and Mackrides rank among the league’s Top-10 in goals scored per game -- Mackrides is tied for third (3.5) and Hogan is in fifth (3.0). Dave Baker made seven stops in goal for Penn State, and even caused a turnover in just over 39 minutes of play. Penn State will hit the road this weekend to face Ohio State (March 6, 1 pm).
TOWSON (0-1, 0-0 CAA): The Tigers opened the 2010 season with a 13-9 loss to No. 15 Bucknell. Towson led by two going into the fourth quarter, but allowed six-unanswered by the Bison in the final period. Nine players scored a goal each in the loss for Towson, while Tim Stratton notched a couple assists to go with his goal. Towson and Bucknell exchanged goals just five seconds apart in the third quarter, marking the fourth-fastest span between opposing goals in NCAA history. The record of three seconds apart was set by Manhattan and Delaware -- March 9, 2003. The Tigers travel to No. 17 Stony Brook this weekend for their next action (March 6, 1 pm).