BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
Sean Wright, Providence, Jr., A
Wright tallied five points on four goals and one assist in the Friars’ 12-10 win over Sacred Heart on March 9. It was Wright’s fourth consecutive hat trick of the season.
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
Brian Megill, Syracuse, Sr., D
Megill scored his second career goal, picked up five ground balls and caused three turnovers in SU’s 13-11 win against St. John’s in the inaugural Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic. Already SU’s all-time leader in caused turnovers, Megill raised his career total 88 with the performance. It was also his ninth career game with at least five ground balls. Megill’s first goal of the year came in transition and gave the Orange a 10-9 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
Tyler Knarr, Georgetown, R-Jr., LSM/FO
Joseph Nardella, Rutgers, So., FO
Scott Klimchak, Rutgers, Jr., A
Kieran McArdle, St. John’s, Jr., A
JoJo Marasco, Syracuse, Sr., M
BIG EAST Notes
• Providence posted its fourth consecutive win. The Friars have the most wins in a season since joining the BIG EAST Conference in 2010.
• Syracuse defeated St. John’s 13-11 at the inaugural Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic, played at PPL Park on March 9. Senior midfielder JoJo Marasco was named the Player of the Game after scoring five points.
• Georgetown’s Brian Casey has been a timely goal scorer for the Hoyas in 2013. Of his team-leading nine goals, six have tied the game or given Georgetown a lead. Redshirt sophomore Tyler Knarr has been an asset for the Hoyas at the face-off X, winning .672 percent (39-of-58) of his attempts through four games. The Hoyas enter a tough stretch of the season, featuring four games in 12 days.
• Villanova dropped both of their contests this week, falling to No. 5 Princeton and No. 18 Penn 14-11 and 13-9, respectively. The Wildcats are currently in the midst of a five-game stretch against opponents ranked in the top-20 of the national polls and host No. 1 Maryland this coming Saturday.
• Villanova seniors Jack Rice and Will Casertano both eclipsed significant milestones this past week. Rice notched the 100th goal of his career against the Quakers to become just the 5th player in Villanova history to score 100 goals. He currently ranks 4th all-time with 102 goals and 15th all-time with 106 points. Casertano also joined the 100 point club vs. Princeton where he earned his 100th and 101st points of his career. He currently ranks 19th all-time with 101 career points.
• Notre Dame lost to Hofstra 8-7 on March 9. The Fighting Irish return to action next Saturday against No. 10 Denver at the Whitman’s Sampler Mile High Classic in Denver, Colo. The contest can be seen live on ESPN3.
• Rutgers had two losses last week, falling 9-8 to Holy Cross and 10-8 to Army.