ECAC LACROSSE WEEKLY AWARDS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jesse King, Ohio State University, So., Midfield, Voictoria, B.C./Claremont
King paced the Buckeyes to their come-from-behind, overtime win at No. 8-ranked Penn State, scoring three goals and adding two assists for a five-point game. He tied the game at 1 in the first quarter and then had a point on three of the Buckeyes’ six third-quarter tallies as the squad rallied to tie the game at 8. King scored 59 seconds into the third quarter to end PSU’s six-goal run and then set up goals at 6:38 to cut the deficit to one (8-7) and 5:00 to tie the game (8-8) for the first time since the first quarter. With just :00.2 left in overtime, he netted the gamewinner in the 10-9 victory. He also had a caused turnover in the win.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jack Runkel, Loyola, Jr., Goalie, Fairfield, Conn./Avon Old Farms School
Runkel was at his best in the Greyhounds’ win over Bellarmine and finished with week with a 7.52 goals against average and 18 saves in a pair of Loyola wins. The junior goalkeeper made 11 saves and allowed just six goals in the ECAC-opening win over the Knights. He also had three ground balls and two caused turnovers in the victory. Runkel also played well on Tuesday against UMBC with seven saves against the Retrievers.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Gerry Logan, University of Michigan, Fr., Goalie, Sachem, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River
Logan tallied 24 saves vs. Army, stopping 67% of the hsots he faced. Logan is third in NCAA Divison I with 73 stves and his 18.25 saves/game leads all Division I Goal keepers.
SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Darius Bowling, Ohio State, Long Stick Midfielder, Atlanta, Ga./Holy Innocent’s Episcopal School
Against No. 8 Penn State in the Buckeyes’ come-from-behind 10-9 OT win at Penn State, Bowling had a career-high eight faceoff wins (his first game with multiple FOWs and the first faceoffs he took this season) and career-best six groundballs. He won 5 of 8 faceoffs in the second half and overtime as Ohio State rallied from a six-goal halftime deficit. He was 4-2 in the third quarter, as the Buckeyes outscored the Nittany Lions, 6-0, to tie the game at 8-all. He won 1-of-2 faceoffs in the fourth quar- ter and then won the faceoff to open overtime. Bowling’s second caused turnover of the game came with just 56 seconds remaining in regulation with Penn State in the offensive zone (and the game tied at 9). His six groundballs were a career high, topping the five he had vs. Detroit to open the year. Bowling and the Buckeye defense held Penn State to just nine tallies, with just one allowed in the second half.