CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Loyola University Maryland junior defender Reid Acton was named the ECAC Lacrosse League Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after helping the Greyhounds to their third conference victory of the season Saturday, a 8-7 triumph over Ohio State University.
Acton set a career-high with five caused turnovers, and he also picked up five ground balls. He also had primary marking responsibilities for the nation’s leading scorer, the Buckeyes’ Logan Schuss.
He held Schuss to just two goals and an assist after he came in averaging 3.0 goals and 4.11 points per game. Schuss took eight shots, but he was limited to just three on goal. His final goal came with just nine seconds left in regulation when Acton was not covering him.
Two of Acton’s caused turnovers led directly to Loyola goals during the Greyhounds 4-0 run that spanned the second and third quarters and took them from 3-2 down to 6-3 up.
Through nine games this year, Acton has 31 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers, both career-highs. He is third on the team in ground balls and tied for second in caused turnovers.
Acton and the Greyhounds are back in action on Saturday, April 7, when they are on the road to play at Fairfield University in a 1 o’clock face-off.