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Sunshine State Conference Players of the Week for 2/12/24!

via the SSC press release/website

Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week

Mikey Berkman – Rollins
Senior – Attack – Winter Garden, Florida

Berkman garners Offensive Player of the Week honors after leading Rollins to an 18-11 win at Barton. The Winter Garden, Florida product led the game in points (10), goals (5), and assists (5). Berkman scored his five goals on 13 total shots and nine shots on goal. He also picked up two groundballs in the win. His 10 points are a career-high and the most in the SSC since February 2023.

Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

Shahé Katchadurian – Rollins
Grad Student – Goalkeeper – Goldens Bridge, New York

Katchadurian wins Defensive Player of the Week following his performances in Rollins’ road win against Barton (18-11). The Goldens Bridge, New York product had nine saves while facing 20 shots on goal and 34 total shots in the contest. The grad student caused two turnovers and picked up three ground balls in the victory. This week’s accolade is the sixth of his career.

Men’s Lacrosse Specialist of the Week

Alex Poma – Tampa
Grad Student – FOS – Marietta, Georgia

Poma takes Specialist of the Week honors for his performance in the X in wins at Flagler (15-6) and against No. 19 Rockhurst (23-7). The grad student from Marietta, Georgia, won just 7-of-18 face-offs in the season opener against Flagler but won 14-of-18 face-offs in the Top-20 win over Rockhurst. For the week, he totaled 21 wins and 15 losses in the middle for a .583 winning percentage. Poma also picked up eight groundballs and caused a turnover for the Spartans. This week’s accolade is the second of his career.

Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week

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

Gastonguay receives the Offensive Player of the Week nod for her play in the first three games on Rollins’ 2024 schedule. The Lewiston, Maine product began the week with three goals, an assist, four groundballs, and two caused turnovers in a 21-12 win at Lee. She followed with a game-high five goals, two assists, and a caused turnover as the Tars took down Alabama-Huntsville, 19-11, in Montevallo. Finally, Gastonguay scored three goals and had an assist in Rollins’ 23-3 win at Montevallo. For the week, the grad student had 15 points, 11 goals, and four assists, with a .720 shot on goal percentage (18-for-25). This week’s accolade is the fourth of her career.

Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

Anya Studebaker – Rollins
Sophomore – Goalkeeper – Sarasota, Florida

Studebaker is named Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in goal during Rollins’ three road victories against Lee (21-12), Alabama-Huntsville (19-11), and Montevallo (23-3). The Sarasota, Florida product tallied an 8.33 goals against average across the three games, allowing 25 goals in 150 minutes while saving 21 shots. She also picked four groundballs for the Tars.