PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pittsburgh’s Nico Wrobel, a junior forward, was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, while Notre Dame sophomore Max Lachowecki earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. Alex Bono, a freshman from Syracuse, was tabbed as the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week and Mael Corboz, from Rutgers, earned BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors.
Wrobel was named to the Pitt/Nike Invitational All-Tournament team after scoring three goals, two of which were gamewinners. Wrobel scored a pair of goals in a 3-1 win against IPFW, both penalty kicks. Against Delaware, he took the rebound of his penalty kick and netted it for the win.
Lachowecki was part of an Irish defense that shut out the Oregon State offense, which entered the match averaging 4.0 goals per game. He also scored the gamewinner in the 81st minute in the 1-0 victory against Oregon State. Lachowecki was named to the Mike Berticelli Memorial All-Tournament team.
Bono recorded two individual shutouts and added a combined shutout this past week. He made a career-high five saves against St. Bonaventure in a 5-0 win for the Orange. He made three saves against Colgate and three against NJIT as Syracuse won the Mayor’s Cup with a 3-0 week.
Corboz scored both goals in a 2-0 win against Princeton. The first points of his collegiate career helped snap a two-game losing streak for Rutgers and a two-game scoreless draught.
BIG EAST HONOR ROLL
Max Wasserman, Connecticut, Sr., D
Wasserman led UConn to a 2-0-1 record with the game-winning goal against Washington and an assist on the game-winning goal on the road at Michigan State. He also guided the Huskies to two shutouts.
Leon Brown, Notre Dame, Jr., F
Brown tallied three points on a goal and an assist to be named the Mike Berticelli Tournament Offensive MVP. He assisted on the lone goal in a 1-0 win against Oregon State and scored the equalizer in a 3-1 win against No. 6/4 Akron.
Lee Johnston, Pittsburgh, So., GK
Johnson made 12 saves in a 2-0 weekend for Pittsburgh as the Panthers posted wins against IPFW and Delaware to win its own tournament. The Pitt/Nike Invitational MVP posted a .923 save percentage.
Jack Bennett, St. John’s, Sr., D
Bennett anchored a defensive unit that allowed just four shots in a 3-0 shutout win against Princeton. He also assisted on a goal against the Tigers. Bennett scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in a 2-1 win against William & Mary.
Tony Asante, Syracuse, Jr., F
Asante scored seven points in three games last week. He had a goal and an assist against Colgate and netted goals in wins against NJIT and St. Bonaventure.