Conference Players of the Week – SSC, ASun, Big East and SoCon – April 2nd

 

SSC Athletes of the Week: March 25 – 31

 

Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week

Joe Appio / Florida Southern College / Jr. / Attack / Ocean Township, New Jersey

Appio secures Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance in Florida Southern’s 19-10 victory of Palm Beach Atlantic University. The Ocean Township, New Jersey product registered four goals and six assists against the Sailfish for a total of 10 points. Appio had six shots on goal, five ground balls, and caused one turnover. He currently sits ninth in SSC assists per game with 1.64 and thirteenth in points per game with 3.18.

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Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

Collin McClelland / Lynn University / Jr. / Goalie / Ellicott City, Maryland
McClelland was selected Defensive Player of the Week for his goaltending performance during Lynn University’s 10-8 win over RV Rollins College. The junior stopped 13 shots and scooped up three ground balls against the Tars. McClelland’s 13 saves pushed him to 297 career saves to become Lynn’s all-time saves leader. The Ellicott City, Maryland native and the Fighting Knights defense went 20-for-24 on clears and allowed one man-down goal on four attempts.

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Men’s Lacrosse Specialist of the Week

Ross Dickerson / University of Tampa / Jr. / FO / Berlin, Maryland
Dickerson takes Specialist of the Week for his efforts at the faceoff X during Tampa’s wins over Florida Tech (14-9) and New York Institute of Technology (16-12). Against the Panthers, the Berlin, Maryland native won 17-21 faceoffs and had 12 ground balls. Facing the Bears, Dickerson won 21-31 faceoffs and had 14 ground balls. For the week, the Spartan won 0.731% of his faceoffs and picked up 26 ground balls. Nationally, Ross still sits with the fifth best win percentage in the nation, 76.5.

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Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week

Claire Swanson / University of Tampa / Jr. / Midfield / Cheyenne, Wyoming
Swanson is awarded Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Tampa offense in wins over No. 3 Florida Southern College (16-14) and Young Harris College (24-7). The Cheyenne, Wyoming product tallied four goals and two assists against the Moccasins, and three goals and one assist against the Mountain Lions. For the week, Swanson took nine shots, placing eight on goal, picked up four ground balls, won 21 draw controls, and caused one turnover. Swanson leads the Sunshine State Conference in draw controls per game and is ranked seventh nationally.

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Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

Bridget Sutter / University of Tampa / So. / Goalie / Evergreen, Colorado
Sutter claims Defensive Player of the Week honors for her goaltending performance during the Spartans wins over No. 3 Florida Southern College (16-14) and Young Harris College (24-7). For the week, the Evergreen, Colorado native registered 19 saves, allowing 18 goals, and four ground balls. Sutter led the Spartans defense in clearing, successfully converting 32-of-36 attempts, and allowed five free position goals on eleven opportunities. In the Sunshine State Conference, Sutter is first in saves per game with 8.9.

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ASun Weekly Awards

 

No Jacksonville Women Named This Week

 

AAC Conference

 

Attacker of the Week
Grace Haus * So. * Florida

Haus totaled seven points in Florida’s 2-0 week, including a career-high five points in the Gators’ 15-8 win over Temple. She registered a game-high four goals against the Owls and assisted on another, converting on two of her three free position chances. Earlier in the week, Haus found the back of the net twice on both of her shot attempts and collected a game-high four ground balls as Florida doubled up Brown by a 22-11 final.

Midfielder of the Week
Shannon Kavanagh * So. * Florida
Kavanagh continued her all-round impact for the Gators in a 2-0 week, recording nine points and 12 draw controls. Against Brown on Tuesday, the sophomore posted her fourth five-goal game of the season to hit the 100-career point mark, becoming just the sixth player in Florida history to reach the milestone. Kavanagh then notched her eighth hat trick of the year against Temple, adding an assist and collecting a season-high eight draw controls as Florida downed Temple 15-8 to start league play.

Weekly Honor Roll

Sabrina Cristodero * So. * D * Florida
Anchored Florida’s defense in a 2-0 week, totaling three ground balls, eight draw controls and a caused turnover; her eight total draw controls moved her into third all-time in Florida program history

 

SoCon Conference

 

No Jacksonville Men Named Player of the Week