NAC Men's Lacrosse Weekly Honors (Week Ending March 19)
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Zachary Carey, Lyndon
(Jr., A - Exeter, N.H.)
Carey led the Hornets to a 1-0 start in conference action with a 14-10 victory at Maine Maritime. The junior racked up five goals, two assists, one ground ball, and one caused turnover. With the scored tied 8-8 in the third quarter, Carey scored back-to-back goals to give the Hornets a 10-8 lead. Then in the fourth quarter, with just a two-goal lead, Carey tallied three more goals to secure the road victory for the Hornets.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brandon Myron, Castleton
(So., G - Troy, N.Y.)
Myron was the backstop for Castleton's 12-7 victory over previously unbeaten Mount Ida last Friday in Newton, Mass. The keeper recorded a career-high 16 saves against the Mustangs, posting a .696 save percentage. Myron is now second in the NAC in total saves with 53 and fifth in the league in save percentage at 50 percent.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Jacob Blanchette, New England College
(Fr., A - Weare, N.H.)
Blanchette posted an eight-point week, as he tallied four goals and four assists. The rookie had his best performance in NEC's 13-11 win over Johnson & Wales, as he scored twice and dished out three assists. Blanchette put 10 of his 13 shots on-target this week and also tallied three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton finally returned to action after a nine-day layoff and promptly handed Mount Ida its first loss of the season, 12-7. Ryan Stone led the Spartans with a career-high four goals, while Louis Alhage also notched a hat trick. Castleton enters a busy week with a home game against Plymouth State Tuesday followed by road games at Southern Maine Friday and at Maine Maritime Saturday.
Green Mountain was idle this week as Saturday's game against Wheelock was postponed due to snow accumulations from the storm that hit earlier in the week. The Eagles will return to the field this Saturday as the team opens up conference play with a game at Husson.
Husson fwas idle as its conference opener with Johnson State was postponed. The Eagles will travel to Saint Joseph's (Maine) on Wednesday and then host Green Mountain on Saturday.
Johnson State will start the 2017 season on Wednesday when the Pilrgims travel to New England College. The Badgers will also visit Wheelock and Daniel Webster this weekend.
Lyndon finished the week 1-0 as the team began conference play with a 14-10 win over Maine Maritime. Zachary Carey led the Hornets with five goals and two assists, while Ian Pelkey added four goals, one assist, and five ground balls. Lyndon travels to Thomas on Wednesday before heading to Emerson on Saturday.
Maine Maritime fell in the team's NAC opener to Lyndon 14-10 on Saturday. Alex Grant-Roy led the Mariners with five goals in the loss. Maine Maritime returns to action on Saturday when they host Castleton for another NAC matchup.
New England College went 1-2 on the week, dropping games to strong competition against Wheaton and Plattsburgh State before rebounding for a 13-11 win over Johnson & Wales. Junior Matt Richard scored 12 goals on the week, while sophomore Connor Fries had a team-best 17 ground balls. The Pilgrims have a busy week at home ahead as they host UNE on Tuesday, Johnson State on Wednesday, and Thomas on Saturday.
Thomas dropped the teams only contest of the week as they fell to Dean College, 12-1, on Thursday. Junior goalie Connor Lamberton was tested all game, stopping 34 shots. The Terriers will open their conference schedule on Wednesday, March 22, when they host Lyndon at 4:00 p.m.