Conference Awards: SSC, ASun & AAC – Week of 4/7/2019
via the conference press releases
Sunshine State Conference
Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week
Ryan Dunn / Rollins College / Jr. / Attack / Ridgefield, Connecticut
Dunn secures Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance in Rollins’ wins over No. 14 Saint Leo University (11-10) and Florida Southern College (20-11). Against the Lions, Dunn tallied three points from three goals and scooped up three ground balls. Facing the Moccasins, the Ridgefield, Connecticut product had four goals, two assists, and three ground balls. For the week, the junior attacker totaled nine points, six ground balls, and caused a turnover. Dunn is second in the league in goals per game (3.08) and fifth in points per game (4.08).
Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week
Evan Schimek / Rollins College / Sr. / Defense / Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Schimek was selected Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in Rollins’ wins over No. 14 Saint Leo University (11-10) and Florida Southern College (20-11). The Fort Lauderdale, Florida native caused six turnovers and picked up eight ground balls across the two conference games. Schimek’s 2.50 caused turnovers per game ranks second in the SSC. Schimek and the Rollins defense went 36-41 on clears and allowed three man-down goals across the two games.
Men’s Lacrosse Specialist of the Week
Ross Dickerson / University of Tampa / Jr. / FO / Berlin, Maryland
Dickerson takes Specialist of the Week for his work at the faceoff X during Tampa’s wins over Florida Southern College (17-11) and No. 14 Saint Leo University (17-8). Against the Mocassins, Dickerson won 24-of-30 faceoffs while picking up 13 ground balls. Facing the Lions, he won 18-of-21 faceoffs and picked up 17 ground balls. For the week, the Berlin, Maryland native won 82.4% of faceoffs and tallied two points off a goal and an assist. Dickerson is second in the SSC in ground balls per game (11.21) and in faceoff percentage (0.766). This is Dickerson’s fifth weekly award this season and eighth all-time, tying him for second in career men’s lacrosse weekly awards.
Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week
Riley Bannatyne / Florida Southern College / Jr. / Attack / Maitland, Florida
Bannatyne is awarded Offensive Player of the Week after leading Florida Southern’s offense in wins over No. 2 Rollins College (16-11) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (21-10). Bannatyne opened the week registering five goals off five shots against the Tars. She then scored four goals on five shots against the Eagles. For the week, the Maitland, Florida native totaled nine points, a ground ball, and a caused turnover.
Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week
Sam Keesey / Florida Southern College / Sr. / Defense / Bel Air, Maryland
Keesey claims Defensive Player of the Week honors for her defensive efforts during Florida Southern’s wins over No. 2 Rollins College (16-11) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (21-10). For the week, the Bel Air, Maryland product caused eight turnovers, picked up six ground balls, and won 13 draw controls. Keesey and the rest of the Mocassins converted 43-of-48 clears and had 51 ground balls. Keesey currently leads the SSC in caused turnovers (33) and caused turnovers per game (2.54).
Midfielder of the Week
Shannon Kavanagh * So. * Florida
Kavanagh notched her sixth-straight hat trick on Saturday, adding a pair of assists as Florida remained unbeaten in conference play with an 18-9 win over Vanderbilt. She was key in the Gators’ possession dominance, collecting a season-best nine draw controls and four ground balls. On the season, Kavanagh ranks in the conference’s top three in seven different statistical categories.
Defensive Player of the Week
Cara Trombetta * Jr. * D * Florida
Trombetta led a suffocating defensive effort by the Gators on Saturday in an 18-9 win over Vanderbilt, handing the Commodores just their third loss of the season. She totaled four ground balls, a draw control and two caused turnovers on the game, and became Florida’s all-time leader in caused turnovers in the process. Trombetta now has 88 caused turnovers on her career, bettering the previous mark of 87.
Weekly Honor Roll
Lindsey Ronbeck * Sr. * A * Florida
Registered three goals and two assists in the Gators’ 18-9 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday, posting her 10th hat trick of the season; moved into second all-time on the Florida career goals list and fourth on the NCAA active career list (204 career goals)
ASUN Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week – April 9th
Shelby Lehmann, Stetson
Senior | Attacker | Easton, Md. | Sports Management
– First Career ASUN Conference Lacrosse Player of the Week; first for Stetson since 2017
– Totaled 15 points (3 G, 12 A) in a 1-1 week for the Hatters, including a school record 10 points vs. Kent State
– Notched seven assists against Kent State, which tied a program single-game record
– Followed that performance up with another five assists against Coastal Carolina
Other Nominees: Madison Bromley, Coastal Carolina; Lailah Robey, Howard; Molly Brock, Jacksonville; Siena Gore, Kennesaw State
ASUN Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week – April 9th
Dayna Martinetto, Jacksonville
Freshman | Goalie | Manorville, N.Y. | Education
– Third Career ASUN Conference Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week award; third this year
– Totaled 15 saves and a SV% of 53.6 percent in a 2-0 week for JU; including a win over Coastal Carolina
– In JU’s victory vs. Coastal, Martinetto tallied 12 saves to help the Dolphins remain unbeaten in ASUN play
– Leads the ASUN in goals against (96) and wins (10), and ranks second goals against average (9.06)
Other Nominees: Harley Barrett, Coastal Carolina; Marissa Gore, Kennesaw State; Sarah Trupp, Stetson