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Sunshine State Conference Players of the Week – Ending 2/19

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via press release   Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week Andrew Kew / University of Tampa / So. / Attack / Oakville, Ontario Kew is awarded Offensive Player of the Week after eight goals in two road games for Tampa. Against No. 17 Lindenwood, Kew provided the Spartans with three goals and an assist on 10 shots (eight on goal) as UT fell 6-5. The Oakville, Ontario native then scored five times on eight shots (seven on goal) in UT’s 17-2 victory over Maryville. Kew added five ground balls and three caused turnovers to his weekly state sheet. Following the road split, Tampa is now 3-1 on the season. Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week Shaun McDonald / Lynn University / Sr. / Defense / Cicero, New York McDonald played an unheralded role in the Lynn’s biggest victory in program history this past Saturday. The Fighting Knights defeated No. 8 Adelphi, 9-7, marking their first-ever win over a Top-10 opponent. McDonald was charged with marking AU’s preseason second team All-American, Gordon Purdie, Jr. and held the attacker to four shots with no goals or assists along with two turnovers. He also picked up a groundball in the defense’s stingy effort. The Fighting Knights improve to 2-0 on the year. Men’s Lacrosse Specialist of the Week Dryden Brous / Lynn University / Fr. / FOS / Ocean City, Maryland In the Fighting Knights’ defeated No. 8 Adelphi, 9-7, Brous won 60% of his outings at the X, going 6-of-10 on faceoffs, while securing a game-high five ground balls. The Ocean City, Maryland product also tacked on an assist, marking his first career point. The Fighting Knights improve to 2-0 on the year.   Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week Kendall Kerge / Florida Southern College / Sr. / Attack / Edgewater, Maryland Kerge earns the Offensive Player of the Week after scoring seven goals in a win against No. 8 Grand Valley State. In the the victory, the Edgewater, Maryland native took nine shots (eight on goal) and went 2-for-3 on free-position shots. The Moccasins won the game, 18-12, for their first victory of the season.   Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week Taylor Gillis / Florida Southern College / Sr. / Goalkeeper / Bel Air, Maryland Gillis has been named the Defensive Player of the Week after facing 23 shots, saving eight of them, and only allowing 12 shots to get by her. The Bel Air, Maryland native also collected two ground balls as the Moccasins defeated No. 8 Grand Valley State 18-12 to open up their season.    

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