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.
Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the WeekCollin 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.
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.
Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the WeekClaire 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.
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.