April 14, 2014

@ECACLax Weekly Honors and Notebook

ECAC Lacrosse Weekly Notebook

CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced the winners of the league’s weekly lacrosse honors.

ECAC LACROSSE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Tommy McKee, United States Air Force Academy
(Senior; Attack - Holt, Mich.) 

McKee helped lead the Falcons to a 16-8 upset of No. 11 Fairfield on Saturday, scoring a season-high six points with a team-high five goals and an assist. McKee, whose nation-leading goal scoring streak was extended to 31 straight games, notched his fifth hat trick of the season and 15th of his career.

ECAC LACROSSE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Scott Spencer, The Ohio State University
(Senior; Goalkeeper - Mason, Ohio.)

Spencer had nine saves and allowed just six goals while playing all 60 minutes in the Buckeyes’ 15-6 win over Michigan. He shut out Michigan for the final 35:24, stopping the last six shots he faced, including four in the fourth quarter to keep the Wolverines off the board in the second half. He also had two ground balls in the game.

ECAC LACROSSE SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK

Kyle O’Brien, United States Air Force Academy
(Junior; Long Stick Midfield - Denver, Colo.)

O’Brien caused two turnovers and grabbed four ground balls on Saturday and was part of a smothering defensive unit that shut down No. 11 Fairfield’s top offensive performers, holding the Stags’ top three scorers without a single point. Additionally, the Stags committed 15 turnovers, while attempting just 20 shots in the contest.

ECAC LACROSSE CO-ROOKIES OF THE WEEK

Jake Withers, The Ohio State University
(Freshman; Midfield - Peterborough, Ontario)

Withers won 16-of-25 face-offs and had six groundballs in the win over Michigan. He took all 25 face-offs for Ohio State in the win. After winning just 2-of-6 draws in the first quarter, Withers won 14-of-19 (.737) the rest of the way, going 6-2 in the second quarter, 4-3 in the third quarter and 4-0 in the fourth quarter. Withers allowed the Buckeyes to maintain possession a majority of the final three quarters, as they shut out the Wolverines for the final 35:24, to overcome a three-goal deficit en route to the 15-6 win.

David Fleming, Fairfield University
(Freshman; Attack - San Carlos, Calif.)

Fleming tied a career-high with three goals and an assist against Air Force. Fleming figured into four of the Stags’ eight goals on the day. He also scooped up a career-best three ground balls.