Men's Lacrosse Weekly Report - Feb. 18
CAA MEN'S LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Shane Sturgis • Penn State | Jr., A, Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East
Sturgis collected Player of the Week honors after leading No. 15 Penn State to a 15-12 win over No. 9 Denver with four goals on eight shots and two ground balls. Sturgis scored all four goals in the first three periods to help the Nittany Lions build a six-goal lead that they would never surrender. The junior attacker holds the team lead for goals with eight this season.
CAA MEN'S LACROSSE ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Sam Llinares • Hofstra | Fr., A, Hauppauge, N.Y./Hauppauge
Linares earned Rookie of the Week honor after shining in his collegiate debut with four goals in Hofstra's 14-9 victory over Sacred Heart. Linares scored HU's first goal of the season, while adding two more in the second to help the Pride build a 10-3 lead at the half. The freshman attacker added his fourth and final goal late in the third quarter to record the most goals in a game by a Pride freshman since 2008. Linares also added an assist in the second quarter to finish with five points on the day.
Zachary Oliveri • Massachusetts | Fr., G, Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Connetquot
Oliveri received Rookie of the Week honors after recording 18 saves as UMass recorded a come-from-behind victory over No. 4 North Carolina. Oliveri made several key saves throughout the contest including seven saves in the first quarter before holding UNC scoreless in the fourth quarter. The freshman's last save came in the final seconds of the match as Oliveri saved a potential game-tying goal from the Tar Heels that came after a turnover in the offensive zone. The Ronkonkoma, N.Y. native's 18 saves was the most by a Minuteman goalie since 2010.