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Sunshine State Conference Weekly Awards for Lacrosse

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via press release   Sunshine State Conference Athletes of the Week | March 14 – 20, 2016 Athletes of the Week are chosen from a pool of nominees for their performances during the week of March 14 – 20, 2016. Athletes are nominated by Sports Information Directors of member institutions.   Men’s Lacrosse   SSC Award Conor Whipple           Conor Whipple / University of Tampa / Jr. / Attack / Tampa, Fla. Whipple is awarded SSC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time following his eight goals for the Spartans this week. In Tampa’s only game on the week, Whipple scored eight unassisted goals on 15 shots (11 on goal) and recorded one assist. Whipple also picked up two ground balls in the 15-10 conference victory over Lynn. His eight goal performance tied a school record for most goals in a single game. The Tampa native accounted for 60% of Tampa’s offense in the win, including a hat trick in the fourth period which sparked a 6-0 run to give UT the comeback victory on the road. Tampa owns an overall record of 7-1 and are 1-0 in SSC play.   SSC Award Dave Moore         Dave Moore / Saint Leo University / Sr. / Goalkeeper / Lake Mary, Fla. Moore takes SSC Defensive Player of the Week honors after going 2-0 in goal on the road this week. Moore recorded 30 saves over two-game stretch. In a win 9-7 over Colorado Mesa, Moore record 21 saves in 60 minutes between the pipes. Moore also added one ground ball in the victory. In a 17-7 win over Adams State, Moore recorded nine saves and picked up two ground balls. Win the win over Adams State, Moore tied the Saint Leo record for career wins by a keeper at 30. Saint Leo is now 7-1 overall and begins SSC play March 26th against Rollins.  

SSC Award Wil Cothron

        Will Cothron / Saint Leo University / Sr. / Midfielder / Ocala, Fla. Cothron earns his second SSC Specialist of the Week honor this season following 33 faceoff wins in two games. Cothron went 33-for-43 in face-offs over the week, tallying a winning percentage of 76.7-percent. In a 17-7 win over Adams State, he won 19-of-23 faceoffs and picked up ten ground balls. In a win 9-7 over Colorado Mesa, he won 14-of-20 faceoffs and picked up ten ground balls. Cothron now has 302 career ground balls, tying the Saint Leo record. The Lions are now 7-1 overall and begin SSC play March 26th against Rollins.   Women’s Lacrosse   SSC Award Caroline Dunleavy           Caroline Dunleavy / Florida Tech / So. / Attack / Annapolis, Md. Dunleavy is the SSC Offensive Player of the Week after registering three multi-goal games to help Florida Tech to a 2-1 record last week. In the Panthers upset overtime victory over #6 New Haven, 11-10, Dunleavy finished with two goals on two shots. She followed it up with two goals on three shots, two assists, and recorded a caused turnover against Indianapolis. Dunleavy recorded the game winning goal as FIT was victorious, 16-5. The sophomore closed out the week by scoring three goals (two unassisted) in the Panthers 15-4 loss to #13 Dowling. Florida Tech is 6-2 overall and begins SSC play April 9th at Tampa.   SSC Award Malorie Olin         Malorie Olin / Rollins College / So. / Goal / Skaneateles, N.Y. Olin, for the third time this season, is this the SSC Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Tars to victories over Lenoir-Rhyne, 15-2, and Mount Olive, 7-5. Olin held Lenoir-Rhyne, a team averaging 9.8 goals per game, to just two goals. She made seven saves while facing 17 shots, 11 on goal from the Bears. Against No. 19 Mount Olive, the Skaneateles, New York native made six saves while facing 14 shots and 11 shots on goal. Olin held Mount Olive to seven less goals than their season. Olin posted a .650 save percentage for the week, averaging 3.74 goals per game. Rollins, 8-0 overall and 1-0 in SSC play.