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SSC Lacrosse Players of the Week – 02/26/24

via the SSC press release/website

Montverde alum Michael Flores named Specialist of the Week

SSC Athletes of the Week | February 19 – 25, 2024

Sunshine State Conference Athletes of the Week are chosen from a pool of nominees for their performances during the week of February 19 – 25, 2024. Athletic Communication Directors of member institutions nominate athletes.

Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week

Greg Palmer – Saint Leo
Sophomore – Attack – Holland Landing, Ontario

Palmer is named Offensive Player of the Week with his career day in Saint Leo’s 12-7 neutral site win over Lincoln Memorial. The Canadian led the game with eight points following seven goals (including the game-winner) and an assist. Palmer also picked up a pair of groundballs in the victory. He scored his goals on nine total shots and nine shots on goal.

Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

Ricky Fedorchak – Florida Tech
Grad Student – Defender – West Friendship, Maryland

Fedorchak receives Defensive Player of the Week following his performance in a neutral site, non-conference game against No. 4 Tampa. The West Friendship, Maryland native caused a game-high five turnovers and picked up a game-high seven groundballs in a 13-8 Panthers loss. In Tampa’s four contests this season, no player has more groundballs or caused more turnovers against the Spartans than Fedorchak.

Men’s Lacrosse Specialist of the Week

Michael Flores – Saint Leo
Senior – FOS – Apopka, Florida

Flores gets the Specialist of the Week nod for his role in a neutral site win against Lincoln Memorial (12-7). The senior from Apopka, Florida, won 14-of-20 face-offs for a .700 winning percentage. Flores also picked a game-high six groundballs for the Lions in the win. This week’s accolade is the seventh of his career.

Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week

Caroline Gastonguay – Rollins
Grad Student – Attack – Lewiston, Maine

Gastonguay receives her second Offensive Player of the Week award in 2024 for her efforts in a pair of SSC road wins. The Lewiston, Maine native began the week with seven goals, four assists, two groundballs, a caused turnover, and a draw control during a 22-18 win at Palm Beach Atlantic. Gastonguay’s 11 points against PBA place her tied for fourth most in a single game in SSC history. The graduate student’s encore performance included five goals, three assists, a groundball, and a draw control in a 17-7 win at No. 20 Lynn. For the week, the grad student had 19 points, 12 goals, and seven assists, with a .867 shot on goal percentage (13-for-15). This week’s accolade is the fourth of her career.

Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

Rebecca Clark – Lynn
Sophomore – Midfield – Abington, Pennsylvania

Clark earns Defensive Player of the Week for her play in Lynn’s first two contests of 2024. In a win against Lincoln Memorial (17-4), the sophomore tallied a game-high three caused turnovers along with two groundballs and four draw controls. Additionally, she had three points following two goals and an assist in the win. The Abington, Pennsylvania midfielder followed with two caused turnovers, two draw controls, and five groundballs in a loss to No. 7 Rollins (17-7). Clark also provided the Fighting Knights with two goals and an assist in the loss.