Men's Lacrosse Weekly Report - March 18
CAA MEN'S LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Austin Kaut • Penn State | Jr., GK, Morton, Pa./Springfield (Delco)
Kaut earned CAA Player of the Week honors after picking up the win in the goal in Penn State's 7-5 victory over Massachusetts. The junior goalkeeper saved a season-high 16 of 21 shots on goal tallying a .762 save percentage. He made 10 first half saves and picked up four stops in the third quarter. Kaut also made two key saves in the fourth quarter to help preserve the Nittany Lion victory. The five goals allowed was a season-low for Kaut and the 16 saves were the most in league play for a single-game performance.
CAA MEN'S LACROSSE ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Brian von Bargen • Hofstra | Fr., M, Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh
Von Bargen was selected as the CAA Rookie of the Week after scoring two goals in Hofstra's 10-5 win over Delaware to open conference action. von Bargen scored the go-ahead goal in the first quarter off a pass from teammate Sam Llinares and added an unassisted goal in the third quarter as part of an eight goal run for the Pride. The Wantagh, N.Y. native has scored four goals in his young career.
Pat Swanick • Saint Joseph's | Fr., A, Haverford, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep
Swanick received CAA Rookie of the Week honors after scoring three goals and recording an assist in Saint Joseph's 12-7 win over Marquette. The freshman attacker helped spearhead a SJU scoring spurt in the second period as he recorded two goals in 33 seconds and assisted in a third just 16 seconds later. Swanick completed his hat trick with an insurance goal in the third stanza to help seal the Hawk victory. The rookie leads Saint Joseph squad with 13 goals and 18 points this season.