Men's Lacrosse Weekly Report - March 4
CAA MEN'S LACROSSE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Ryan Belka • Drexel | So., A/M, Crofton, Md./DeMatha
Belka earned CAA Player of the Week honors for the first time this season after scoring six goals and tallying three assists in Drexel's two wins last week. The sophomore scored a hat trick to go along with two assists in a 12-10 win over Villanova Tuesday. The Crofton, Md., native followed that up with his second hat trick of the week, while adding an assist in a 13-12 win over Robert Morris Saturday.
Torin Varn • Hofstra | Jr., A, Ithaca,N.Y./Ithaca
Varn collected CAA Player of the Week award after scoring five goals in two Hofstra victories last week. Varn collected two goals on Tuesday as the Pride upset #13 Fairfield including the go-ahead/winning goal in the second quarter. The junior also tallied the final goal in the fourth quarter to help seal the Pride's 9-2 victory. Against Harvard, Varn notched his third hat-trick of the season, scoring once in the second and twice in the third quarter, to lead Hofstra to a 10-5 win over the Crimson.
CAA MEN'S LACROSSE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
TJ Sanders • Penn State | Fr., A, Orillia, Ontario/Millbrook School (N.Y.)
Sanders received his second CAA Rookie of the Week nod after finishing with one of the best first halves in the history of Penn State men's lacrosse, scoring five times in a 10-9 overtime loss to No. 16 Ohio State. Sanders tallied four goals in the second quarter and finished with a game-high five goals. The freshman now leads the team with 13 goals on the season.