April 7, 2008
Navy earned two weekly awards after its 5-4 win over No. 3 Maryland on Friday. Andy Tormey was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week, while teammate Tommy Phelan was tabbed the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week. Lafayette's Steve Serling earned his first-ever Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week award and Bucknell's Mike Danylyshyn earned the title of Patriot League Rookie of the Week.
Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Release - 4.7.08
Offensive Player of the Week
Steve Serling, Lafayette
So., M, Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Serling totaled eight points in a 2-0 week for the Leopards on seven goals and one assist. The sophomore midfielder started off the week with a hat trick against Marist and added an assist for four points. He then tallied four goals in Lafayette's 9-8 Patriot League win over Holy Cross. He ranks sixth in the Patriot League in points with 26 on 20 goals and six assists. This is his first Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week award.
Defensive Player of the Week
Andy Tormey, Navy
Jr., D, Syracuse, N.Y.
As a member of the nation's top ranking defense, Tormey helped to hold No. 3 Maryland to its lowest goal output since April 2005 when it dropped a 10-2 game to Virginia. The Mids defeated the Terps, 5-4, on Friday night for their first win over a top-3 team since 2004. Navy held Maryland scoreless for the first 41 minutes of the game, marking the first time the Terps had been kept off the scoreboard in a half since the same Virginia contest. The junior defender also picked up a team-high five ground balls.
Goalkeeper of the Week
Tommy Phelan, Navy
Jr., Towson, Md.
Phelan held No. 3 Maryland to just four goals, which is more than eight below the Terps' season average. The junior goalie made 11 saves in total, including five in the first half. He was pivotal in holding Maryland scoreless for the first 41 minutes of the game and posted a 73.3 save percentage for the contest.
Rookie of the Week
Mike Danylyshyn, Bucknell
Fr., M, Fairport, N.Y.
Danylyshyn came up with two goals and one assist in Bucknell's 7-4 defeat of No. 14 Army to improve to 3-1 in Patriot League play. The freshman midfielder scored a man-up goal in the second quarter to put Bucknell up 3-0. After Army scored its first goal of the night to make it 6-1, he answered with his second tally of the game to restore Bucknell's six-point lead.
Nick Sciubba, Bucknell
Jr., GK, Sea Cliff, N.Y.
Earned the 7-4 win over No. 14 Army...Made 10 saves and owned a 71.4 save percentage.
Tim Harrington, Colgate
So., GK, Lutherville, Md.
Limited Lehigh to three goals in Colgate's League victory...Made 11 saves and posted a 78.6 save percentage.
Patriot League Notebook
Army hosts arch rival Navy on Saturday in a Noon matchup in Michie Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU with former Black Knight coaching legend Jack Emmer providing color commentary for the game. Saturday will mark the 86th meeting between the two rivals. Navy holds the advantage in the all-time series, 56-26-3 and have won 13 straight.
Army senior midfielder Justin Bokmeyer will participate in a live chat with Inside Lacrosse on Friday at 2 p.m. to gear up for the Army-Navy game on Saturday An additional Army student-athlete may be added to the chat as well. Check back to the Patriot League website for more details.
No. 9 Navy upset No. 3 Maryland on Friday night in College Park, Md., 5-4. It marked Navy's first win over a top-3 opponent since beating the then-No. 1 ranked Terps, 9-6, on April 10, 2004. It also accounts for one of the Patriot League's five wins over ranked teams this season. Another one of those victories came on Friday night as well when Bucknell defeated No. 14 Army, 7-4, in League play. Navy's win was also the first for the Patriot League this year against a team from the ACC in four chances.
CLASS Top-10 Finalist
Army defenseman Craig Massie was one of 10 student-athletes named a finalist for the 2008 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in the sport of men's lacrosse. Nationwide voting begins today and concludes May 5. Fans can vote once a day for as many days as they want. The fan vote will be combined with votes from coaches, media and sponsors to determine the recipient of this year's honor, which will be awarded during the NCAA Lacrosse Championship weekend in Foxboro, Mass. CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School.
League Freshmen Recognized
According to Inside Lacrosse.com, Army's Rob McCallion is the 10th-best freshman in the nation this season. Lafayette's Tom Perini and Army's Jeremy Boltus were also noted as 12th and 13th, respectively, on the list.
"It's a great feeling to beat a team of this caliber," - Navy goalkeeper Tommy Phelan after a 5-4 victory over No. 3 Maryland.
2008 Men's Lacrosse Championship
The 2008 Patriot League Tournament will take place on Friday, April 25 and Sunday, April 27 at the site of the highest seed. The top four teams in the regular-season standings will advance to the Patriot League tourney. The championship game on Sunday will be broadcast on CSTV.
Army Senior Justin Bokmeyer scored three points on two goals and an assist in a 7-4 loss to No. 13 Bucknell for its first Patriot League loss of the season. Juniors Brooks Korvin and Kevin LoRusso each added a goal. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Black Knights. Senior goalkeeper Adam Fullerton was credited with nine saves. Army will host rival Navy on Saturday on ESPNU. Saturday will mark the 86th meeting between the two rivals.
Bucknell A season-high 1,150 watched Bucknell's 7-4 win over Army on Friday night at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. The game ended a streak of six straight Bucknell-Army games decided by one goal. Sophomore Tim Brandau hit the 20-goal plateau for the second-straight season with two against Army. Freshman Mike Danylyshyn contributed three points on two goals and one assist. The Bucknell defense did not allow a goal until the third quarter and held Army six goals under their season average. Junior Nick Sciubba made 10 stops in goal and owned a 71.4 save percentage. Senior Rick Carolan won 11-of-15 faceoffs. Bucknell plays at Lehigh on Friday night. The Bison defeated the Mountain Hawks 11-5 a year ago.
Colgate Colgate defeated Lehigh for the fourth-straight year with a 5-3 win at home on Saturday. Head Coach Jim Nagle is now 6-1 all-time against the Mountain Hawks. Junior Brandon Corp pushed his scoring streak to 26 games with three goals, including the game-tying goal, against Lehigh. He leads all Colgate scorers with 25 goals and seven assists for 32 points. Sophomore Tim Harrington made 11 saves, with his three goals allowed and .786 save percentage marking career bests when playing the full 60 minutes. Colgate takes on Binghamton on Tuesday before heading back into League play on Saturday against Lafayette. The Raiders have never lost to Binghamton and are 22-5 versus Lafayette all-time.
Holy Cross Junior Luke Marchand and freshman Colin Flood each scored three goals and had one assist in Holy Cross' 9-8 loss to Lafayette on Saturday. The two teams were tied 8-8 until Lafayette went ahead with just 49 seconds remaining in the game. Senior Toby Banta and sophomore Edison Parzanese each had one goal and two assists. Junior goalie Jimmy Harrison made 17 saves. The Crusaders wrapped up Patriot League play on Saturday, ending the year 0-6. Holy Cross will play non-conference opponent Marist on Saturday in its only action this week.
Lafayette Freshman Tom Perini netted the game-winning goal with 49 seconds left in regulation to push Lafayette to a 9-8 Patriot League win over Holy Cross. The Leopards scored three unanswered goals as they headed into the final quarter down 8-6. Sophomore Steve Serling had seven goals last week, including four against the Crusaders. Junior Jeff Canfield notched double-digit saves in back-to-back games last week with 20 in an 11-7 victory over Marist and 11 in the team's win over the Crusaders. Lafayette returns to action on Saturday when it plays at Colgate.
Lehigh Despite earning an early 2-0 lead, Lehigh dropped an eventual 5-3 game at Colgate on Saturday. Senior Greg Furst, junior Matt Diehl and junior Ricky Cornetta each had a goal for the Mountain Hawks. Cornetta ended the day with two points, assisting on Lehigh's second goal of the contest. Senior Eric Spirko made 11 stops in goal. Lehigh will host Bucknell on Friday in its final Patriot League game of the season. Lehigh's last win over Bucknell came when the Bison were ranked 19th in the nation in 2006. The Brown and White notched a 7-5 win over the Bison.
Navy Navy's 5-4 win over No. 3 Maryland was its first win over a top-3 opponent since beating the then-No. 1 ranked Terps, 9-6, on April 10, 2004. Navy has held its opponent to five or fewer goals in eight of its 11 games. The Mids played five one-goal games this season - the most since 2004 when they made an appearance in the NCAA Championship. Sophomore Tim Paul scored both of his goals in the first half. Junior Tommy Phelan made 11 saves and owned a 73.3 save percentage. Navy will play rival Army on Saturday.