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Sunshine State Conference Weekly Awards: January 29 – February 4

via SSC press release

Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week

Matt Flammenspeck – Florida Southern
Junior – Attack – Calgary, Alberta

Flammenspeck receives Offensive Player of the Week honors after guiding Florida Southern to an upset win at No. 3 Wingate (8-7). The Calgary, Alberta native led the Moccasins with three points from two goals and an assist. The junior scored the game-tying goal with just under four minutes to play, completing an FSC comeback that started with a five-goal deficit in the first quarter. Flammenspeck scored his goals on six total shots and three on goal. He also picked up two groundballs in the victory. This week’s accolade is the second of his career.

Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

Michael Simone – Florida Southern
Senior – Goalkeeper – Smithtown, New York

Simone is tabbed Defensive Player of the Week with a 15-save performance at No. 3 Wingate to start the season. The senior from Smithtown, New York, totaled his 15 saves and allowed seven goals in 60 minutes as the Moccasins came from five goals down to win 8-7 in Wingate, North Carolina. He tallied a .682 save percentage while facing 22 shots on goal and 34 total shots. With Simone’s play, FSC held Wingate to just a pair of goals in the second half.

Men’s Lacrosse Specialist of the Week

Jacob Czyz – Florida Southern
Sophomore – FOS – Baldwinsville, New York

Czyz is named Specialist of the Week for his performance in the X in a road upset of No. 3 Wingate (8-7). The sophomore from Baldwinsville, New York, won a game-high 12 of 18 face-offs in the win for a .667 win percentage. Czyz also scored the Mocassins’ first goal of the game and picked up five ground balls. This week’s accolade is the third of his career.

Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week

Kenley Zeruto – Embry-Riddle
Junior – Attack – Huntingtown, Maryland

Zeruto receives Offensive Player of the Week laurels after guiding Embry-Riddle to a season-opening road win over Montevallo (20-4). The Huntingtown, Maryland native paced the Eagles with seven points off three goals and four assists. The junior picked up a ground ball and caused two turnovers in the win. Zeruto scored her three goals on five total shots and four on goal.

Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

Sallie Squire – Embry-Riddle
Junior – Midfielder – Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Squire is named Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in ERAU’s season-opening road win over Montevallo (20-4). The Portsmouth, New Hampshire junior led all players with four groundballs, four draw controls, and two caused turnovers. Squire also found the back of the net twice following three shots, all of which were on goal. This week’s accolade is the fifth of her career.