ECAC LACROSSE WEEKLY AWARDS
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Alex Love, Hobart, Jr., Attack, Geneva, N.Y./ Salisbury School
Love recorded a team-high 10 points in a 1-1 week for the Statesmen and in the process broke his own team record for goals in a season. At then fifth-ranked Syracuse on Tuesday, he scored a game-high six goals and produced a new career-high with seven points as the Statesmen scored a 13-12 upset. Love’s goal with 2:13 remaining in the contest proved to be the game winner. His career-high matching six-goal effort raised his season total to 42, eclipsing his own season record set last season (38). On Saturday against then No. 8 Loyola, Love recorded his 19th career hat trick in a 19-11 loss to the Greyhounds. He leads Hobart with 53 points, three off the Statesmen season record set by current Assistant Coach Mark Williamson in 2004.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jack Murphy, Fairfield, Junior Goalkeeper, Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset
Murphy was stellar once again in the Stags win at #1 Denver, stopping 11 shots. His biggest save came at the buzzer of
regulation, stopping Chase Carraro’s shot, to preserve the tie and setup the overtime winner. Murphy stopped four shots in the fourth quarter, with six saves coming after the intermission. He also picked up two ground balls, something he has done in every game this year, and caused a turnover.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Robby Haus, Ohio State, Freshman, Defense, Lutherville, Md./Gilman
At Air Force: 4 gb, part of man-down unit that was 2-for-3 (including stopping 2-man down chance to start 2nd half)
Haus had a career-high tying four groundballs in the Buckeyes’ win at Air Force and was a leader in the Buckeye defensive effort that held the Falcons to just two second-half goals and 14 second-half shots as Ohio State came back to win. He was part of the man-down unit that was 2-for-3 and held Air Force scoreless on a two-man down situation that moved to a oneman down, keeping it a one-goal game to start the third quarter and allowing the Buckeyes to come from behind for the win. Haus has started all 12 games as a true freshman and has 25 groundballs and seven caused turnovers.
SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Scott Ratliff, Loyola, LSM, Senior, 6-0, 185, Marietta, Ga./George Walton H.S.
Ratliff was the leader of the Greyhounds’ defense on Saturday and finished with two goals and an assist to go with seven ground balls and three caused turnovers. He helped hold Hobart’s first midfield to just three goals in the game, and he did not allow a goal against a man against whom he was matched up. Ratliff sparked a 7-0 Loyola run that would break open an eight-goal margin for the Greyhounds. He scored his first of the game with 3:18 left in the second quarter after the Statesmen had scored five in a row. Ratliff added an assist on a Mike Sawyer goal with 11:41 to go in the third quarter, and he scored again in transition with 6:50 left in the third, tallying the sixth goal of the run. His second goal of the game, his 13th of the year, broke his Loyola single-season goals scored record for a long-pole player.
Thomas Paras, Michigan, Senior, Attack, Lakewood, Ohio/St. Ignatius
Paras had three goals and two assists for five points on only five shots in Michigan’s first win of the season against St. Joe’s.
Logan Schuss, Ohio State, Senior, Attack,Delta, British Columbia/Ladner
Schuss led the Buckeyes with four goals, an assist and five points. Schuss scored all three Ohio State goals in the third
quarter as the team took a 9-7 lead, then assisted on the game-winning goal, scored at 6:48 of the fourth quarter.
Eric Warden, Fairfield, Junior, Attack/Midfielder, 5-11/195, Glen Mills, Pa./Garnet Valley
Warden scored a game-high four goals, including the Stags last three tallies of regulation.