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Sunshine State Conference Players of the Week for 3/4/24

via the SSC press release/website

Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week

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

Palmer repeats as Offensive Player of the Week with a Saint Leo program record of 12 points in Lions’ 22-12 win over Montevallo. The Canadian led the game with eight goals (including the game-winner) and four assists. He also picked up a groundball and caused a turnover in the victory. Palmer’s 12 points are tied for second-most all-time by an SSC men’s lacrosse athlete in a single game.

Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

Tristan Lenard – Lynn
Sophomore – Goalkeeper – Haymarket, Virginia

Lenard collects Defensive Player of the Week following his performance on the road in a neutral site victory against Quincy (16-5). The Haymarket, Virginia native tallied 16 saves and allowed five goals for a .762 save percentage. Lenard earned the win while facing 30 total shots during his 53 minutes in goal.

Men’s Lacrosse Specialist of the Week

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

Flores repeats as Specialist of the Week for his efforts at the X in a win over Montevallo (21-12). The senior from Apopka, Florida, won 18-of-24 face-offs for a .750 winning percentage. Flores also picked a game-high 12 groundballs for the Lions in the win. This week’s accolade is the eighth of his career.

Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week

Kristyn Johnson – Lynn
Junior – Attack – Rochester, New York

Johnson collects Offensive Player of the Week following conference records for goals and points in a single game. During Lynn’s 27-17 win at Virginia-Wise, Johnson poured in a league-record 10 goals. She also tallied three assists in the victory, giving her 12 points, which ties her for first in the conference record book. Additionally, the junior provided her team with two draw controls, a groundball, and a caused turnover in the win. Previously, Johnson led Lynn to a 19-14 win at Lee. The attack scored twice and had two assists in the contest. For the week, the Rochester, New York product registered 17 points, 12 goals, and five assists, with a .800 shot on goal percentage (16-for-20). This week’s accolade is the second of her career.

Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

Rebecca Clark – Lynn
Sophomore – Midfield – Abington, Pennsylvania

Clark repeats as Defensive Player of the Week for her role in a pair of Lynn road wins. In a win victory at Lee (19-14), the sophomore tallied nine draw controls, four groundballs, and two caused turnovers. She also scored three goals and tallied an assist against Lee. The Abington, Pennsylvania midfielder followed with 10 draw controls, a caused turnover, five goals, and an assist against Virginia-Wise (27-17). For the week, Clark averaged 9.5 draw controls, 2.0 groundballs, 1.5 caused turnovers, 4.0 goals, and 1.0 assists per game.