SSC Lacrosse Awards – Week Ending April 2nd
via the SSC website/press release
Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week
Jack Johnstone / Rollins / So. / Midfield / Newnan, Georgia
Johnstone receives Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in 2023 for his play in Rollins’ win over No. 3 Tampa. The midfielder from Newnan, Georgia, tallied a game-high five goals in the 12-6 upset victory. The sophomore recorded four straight Rollins goals between the second and third quarters, including the game-winner to secure the Tars’ first-ever win against the Spartans. Johnstone scored his five goals on nine shots and six shots on goal.
Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week
Shahe Katchadurian / Rollins / Gr. / Goal / Goldens Bridge, New York
Katchadurian wins Defensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in 2023 following his performances in Rollins’ 12-6 win against No. 3 Tampa. The Goldens Bridge, New York product made 12 saves, including seven in the second quarter, while facing 28 total shots and 18 shots on goal in the win. With the play of Katchadurian, the Rollins claimed its first SSC win against Tampa in the program’s history.
Men’s Lacrosse Specialist of the Week
Michael Flores / Saint Leo / Jr. / FOS / Apopka, Florida
Flores earns Specialist of the Week for the third time in 2023 for his performance in the X in a conference win over Palm Beach Atlantic. The Apopka, Florida product took 14-of-21 faceoffs for a .667 win percentage. The junior also picked up 12 ground balls and added an assist in the Lions’ 23-7 victory. The weekly award is the fourth of his career.
Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week
Giana Murphy / Florida Southern / So. / Attack / Manorville, New York
Murphy claims Offensive Player of the Week laurels for the second time in 2023 after pacing Florida Southern to a 21-10 victory over No. 11 Lynn. The Manorville, New York sophomore tallied a game-high five goals and added two assists for a game-high seven points in the win. Murphy scored her five goals off seven shots and five shots on goal.
Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week
Alex Walling / Tampa / Sr. / Goal / San Diego, California
Walling garners Defensive Player of the Week accolades for the second time in 2023 following her performance in Tampa’s 18-1 win over No. 19 Saint Leo. The San Diego native recorded 11 saves while facing 12 shots on goal and 16 total shots, finishing the contest with a .917 save percentage. Walling also picked up a ground ball and caused a turnover in the Spartan victory.