After the fifth week of BIG EAST men’s lacrosse action, Rutgers sophomore midfielder Will Mangan earned his first BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week nod, while Providence senior goalie Christian Dzwilewski was selected as the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. This award marks the third time in Mangan’s career that he has been recognized in the league’s weekly awards; it is his first Offensive Player of the Week honor. Dzwilewski earns his first BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honor, but has been named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll four times in his career.
Mangan notched the third and fourth hat tricks of his senior season in a win against Marist and a one-goal loss to St. John’s. The midfielder recorded four points against the Red Foxes to lead the Scarlet Knights to a 10-9 victory. Against St. John’s, he had three goals and six ground balls in a 7-6 loss.
Dzwilewski made 16 saves in a one-goal conference loss to No. 18 Georgetown. He posted a .696 save percentage, facing 23 shots on goal, and picked up two ground balls for the Friars. The seven goals scored by the Hoyas was the lowest total they have been held to this season.
BIG EAST HONOR ROLL
Brian Casey, Georgetown, Jr., M
Casey scored the eventual gamewinner in a 9-8 win against Mount St. Mary’s. He finished the game with one goal and one assist. In a 7-6 victory against Providence, he assisted on the tying goal and then scored the gamewinner.
Sean Rogers, Notre Dame, Sr., A
Rogers scored twice, including the game-winning goal in triple overtime to give the Irish a 10-9 win against No. 9/9 Denver.
Kieran McArdle, St. John’s, So., A
McArdle helped the Red Storm to a 2-0 week, scoring four unassisted goals and dishing out an assist in an 11-9 win against Stony Brook. In a 7-6 win against Rutgers, he had one goal.
Jordan Rothman, St. John’s, Jr., M
Rothman went 24-of-39 on faceoffs in a 2-0 week for St. John’s. He improved to .552 percent on the season in faceoffs and won the final draw to set up the game-winning goal with two seconds left in the win against Rutgers.
Derek Maltz, Syracuse, So., A
Maltz led the Orange, tying his career high of three goals, in an 11-7 loss at No. 2 Johns Hopkins. It was his second hat trick in the last three games.