via the conference press releases
Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week
Andrew Kew / University of Tampa / Sr. / Attack / Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Kew takes Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance in Tampa’s 17-11 win over Westminster College. During the game, the Ontario native tallied seven goals and five assists. Kew took 16 shots, landed nine on goal, and picked up two ground balls in victory. This is Kew’s second weekly award this year, and seventh all-time.
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. 20 Colorado Mesa University (12-8) and Colorado State University-Pueblo (22-8). Against the No. 20 Mavericks, Schimek caused five turnovers and picked up a ground ball. He followed with three caused turnovers and three ground balls against the Thunderwolves. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida product helped the Tars defense to 36-44 in clearing and gave up one man-down goal in five opportunities.
Men’s Lacrosse Specialist of the Week
Ross Dickerson / University of Tampa / Jr. / Midfield / Berlin, Maryland
Dickerson earns Specialist of the Week honors for his performance at the faceoff X in Tampa’s 17-11 win over Westminster College. The Berlin, Maryland native won 19-of-25 faceoffs (76.0%), picked up 13 ground balls, and had one assist against the Griffins. On the season, Dickerson is 139-187 in faceoffs and sits sixth in NCAA Division II in faceoff winning percentage (0.743). This is Dickerson’s third weekly award this season and sixth all-time.
Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week
Paige Brock / Rollins College / Sr. / Attack / Winter Springs, Florida
Brock is awarded Offensive Player of the Week for her performance in Rollins’ wins over the University of Mount Olive (14-6), Wingate University (16-6), and Holy Family University (25-4). Against the Trojans, the Winter Springs, Florida product tallied four goals on eight shots. Facing the Bulldogs, she had five goals on seven shots, all seven landing on goal. Finally against the Tigers, the senior attacker had one goal and one assist. Brock recorded a total of 10 goals and one assist last week, compiling a shooting percentage of .625, and an on-goal percentage of .875.
Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week
Dani Bursinger / Florida Southern College / Sr. / Midfield / Powell, Ohio
Bursinger takes Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week following Florida Southern’s wins over RV Slippery Rock University (20-7) and No. 24 Florida Tech (16-4). The Powell, Ohio native won six draw controls, picked up two ground balls, and recorded a goal and an assist against Slippery Rock to start the week. Bursinger went on to win seven draw controls, pick up two ground balls, and caused two turnovers while recording an assist in a win over the Panthers.
ARNOLD EARNS ASUN PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONOR
ATLANTA – Continuing her hot streak of multi-point games for the Jacksonville University women’s lacrosse team, sophomore Alyssa Arnold took home ASUN Conference Player of the Week honors, Tuesday afternoon as announced by the league.
Helping the Dolphins to a pair of wins over 2018 NEC Champion Bryant and 2018 MAAC Regular Season Champion Marist, Arnold totaled 11 points on eight goals and three assists, along with four ground balls and three caused turnovers.
The midfielder from Clarksville, Md. posted four points behind two goals and two assists to help the Dolphins to a 16-7 win over Bryant last Thursday, before she recorded a season-high seven points on six goals and one assist in a 20-10 win against Maristlast Sunday. She also picked up two ground balls in each game, and caused three turnovers against the Red Foxes.
With a team-best 21 points on the year so far, the Clarksville, Md. native and 2018 ASUN All-Tournament Team selection ranks third in the league, while the Dolphins are among the best in the nation with a 16.33 scoring offense (6th), 41.50 shots per game (7th), and 22.17 points per game (11th).
Arnold and the rest of the Dolphins hit the road this weekend as they meet Temple on Saturday, March 22 at 1 p.m., followed by a clash at Howard on Sunday, March 23 at noon.
Two Gators Earn AAC Weekly Nods
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After stellar performances against two Top-5 opponents this past week, Lindsey Ronbeck and Shannon Kavanagh were rewarded with AAC Player of the Week honors, as the league announced Tuesday.
Ronbeck was tabbed as Attacker of the Week for the third time this season, while Kavanagh earned her third Midfielder of the Week honor.
The senior attacker recorded a total of nine points over the two games, coming off seven goals and two assists. Against Syracuse, Ronbeck posted five goals – her sixth hat trick or better in seven games played.
The Manhasset, N.Y. native current sits at 187 career goals, looking to become just the third Gator to reach the 200-goal mark.
Ronbeck currents sits first in the conference in goals per game (4.13), shots per game (9.13), shots on goal per game (6.63) and free-position goals per game (1.38).
Kavanagh totaled six points this past week, including a hat trick against No. 3 North Carolina. She has now recorded a hat trick or better in four of the eight games played.
The Smithtown, N.Y. native currently sits at 90 career points and she is on track to become the 16th Gator to score at least 100 points in a career and she would be just the sixth one to do so in her sophomore season.
Kavanagh ranks third in the conference in goals per game (2.75), total points (26), shots on goal per game (4.25) and free-position goals per game (1.00).
The Gators are back at Donald R. Dizney Stadium Tuesday night to face ninth-ranked Princeton. Opening draw is set for 7 p.m.
Full list of AAC Award Winners:
Attacker: Lindsey Ronbeck, Florida
Midfielder: Shannon Kavanagh, Florida
Defensive: Melissa Hawkins, Vandy
Freshman: Kylie Nause, Cincinnati
Honor Roll: Taylor Gysin – Cincinnati; Nicole LeGar – ECU; Gabby Fornia – Vandy