St. John's midfielder Terence Leach earned BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, while Villanova's Dan Gutierrez was tabbed as the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week.
Leach recorded a pair of four-goal games in a 1-1 week for the Red Storm. The four goals are a career high. Leach had four points and three ground balls in a loss to Hofstra and four points and a ground ball in a win against Sacred Heart. He had four man-up goals for the week, improving his season total to eight. He leads the team with 16 goals.
Gutierrez posted 11 saves in an 11-10 upset at Syracuse on March 25. Gutierrez posted six saves each half, including several in the last five minutes, to help solidify the VU win. He also aided a VU defense that stopped all five of SU’s EMO opportunities for the evening.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
Sean Rogers, Notre Dame, Sr., A
Rogers scored a career-high four goals in a 12-9 win against Rutgers in Notre Dame’s BIG EAST opener. All four goals came in the second half. He also scored a goal in the Irish’s 8-7 win at Ohio State.
Dillon Ayers, St. John’s, Jr., LSM
Ayers’ nine ground balls against Sacred Heart is tied for the top national performance this year by a non-faceoff specialist.
Matt Harris, Syracuse. So., D
Harris led SU with nine ground balls in a 1-1 week. He also scored his first goal of the year. He tied his career high with six ground balls in a win against Providence.
Tommy Palasek, Syracuse, Sr., A
Palasek led the Orange with seven points last week in a 1-1 week. He had a team-high four goals. Palasek recorded two goals and an assist in a 10-6 win against Providence and picked up a career-best four ground balls. Against Villanova, he had a season-high four points.
Jack Rice, Villanova, Jr., A
Rice had two goals and two assists to lead Villanova in a win at Syracuse.