Volume 6, April 5, 2010
CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth sophomore goalie Fergus Campbell (New Canaan, Conn.) came up huge for the Big Green in its 8-6 stunning win over sixth-ranked Cornell on Saturday at the New England Lacrosse Classic. Campbell finished the day with a career-high 23 saves, including seven in the final quarter to hold off the Big Red. His 23-save effort was the first 20-plus save game for the Big Green since Andrew Goldstein back in 2004 when he pushed aside 21 shots. He had 12 saves entering the half and held Cornell to only one goal in the first 30 minutes of action. He leads the Ivy League in saves per game, averaging 10.6 stops and he jumped into the top-10 in GAA at 9.66. In his two Ivy games he is averaging 17 stops a game.
Yale junior attackman Brian Douglass (Waccabuc, N.Y.) posted the two best goal-scoring performances in the Ivy League this season on back-to-back days. Douglass started his weekend with seven goals and an assist in the Eli's 16-14 win over Penn. He followed that up the next day with six more goals in Yale's win over Detroit Mercy. Douglass is currently second in the Ivies in overall goals (24) and leads the League in goals per game (3.0).
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
In his first career game against at top-10 opponent, Harvard freshman goalie Harry Krieger (Timonium, Md.) recorded a career-best 17 saves against No. 7 Duke Friday. Krieger, who allowed only two goals in the entire second half in a 14-5 loss, stopped seven shots in the first quarter alone against the Blue Devils. Krieger also grabbed a ground ball, as she stopped 12-of-24 shots on goal he faced in the first half.
THE HONOR ROLL
Brown had its share of close games this week, falling to No. 7 Duke, 11-10, and No. 5 Princeton, 9-7. Senior All-American Thomas Muldoon (Oakton, Va.) gave the Bears a 10-9 fourth quarter lead against the Blue Devils (8:39 remaining), with his fourth goal of the game. He came back with a goal against Princeton in the New England Lacrosse Classic at Gillette Stadium.
In the Big Green's upset win over sixth-ranked Cornell, senior captain Ari Sussman (New Haven, Conn.) provided four of the eight goals by Dartmouth. All four were setup on individual efforts and his ability to dodge multiple Cornell defenders. Sussman had a total of 10 shots on the day, along with three ground balls and a caused turnover. His four goals were a season-high and the most since his sophomore season when he had four against Holy Cross. He gave Dartmouth its first lead at 2-1 in the second quarter with back-to-back goals and added a pair in the fouth to seal the win for the Big Green. Sussman currently ranks fourth in the league in points per game at 3.71 and seventh in goals per game with 2.14 a contest.
Harvard junior attackman Dean Gibbons (Garden City, N.Y.) led No. 14 Harvard offensively in a 14-5 loss against No. 7 Duke Friday. Gibbons netted two goals and dished out an assist for a team-best three points. Gibbons, who leads Harvard with 30 points this spring, also grabbed a ground ball and fired nine shots, including five on net.
Penn attackman Corey Winkoff (Laurel Hollow, N.Y.) had career highs with five goals and seven points in the Quakers' 16-14 loss at Yale on Saturday. Winkoff was the catalyst as Penn nearly made up a 10-goal deficit before time ran out. Winkoff is Penn's leader this season with 18 assists and 32 points; he is third on the team with 14 goals. With his two assists on Saturday, Winkoff moved into the Top 10 on Penn's all-time list in that category.
Princeton sophomore goalie Tyler Fiorito
(Phoenix, Md.) made a career-high 17 saves while allowing seven goals
in the Tigers' win over Brown. He made 12 saves in the second half while
allowing five goals and made eight saves in the fourth quarter while allowing
three goals. Fiorito has a .711 save percentage in the last two games
after a .455 in the first six.
Yale freshman midfielder Cole Yeager (Wayne, Pa.) won 9-of-13 face-offs in the Bulldogs' 12-8 win over Detroit Mercy.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
March 1 - Michael Novosel, G, Dartmouth
March 8 - Ryan Hurley, A, Cornell / Matt Gibson, A, Yale
March 15 - Rob McMuller, A, Penn
March 22 - Andrew Feinberg, A, Brown
March 29 - Rob Pannell, A, Cornell
April 5 - Fergus Campbell, G, Dartmouth / Brian Douglass, A, Yale
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
March 1 - Jeff Froccaro, M, Princeton
March 8 - Jeff Froccaro, M, Princeton
March 15 - Mike Chanenchuk, M, Princeton
March 22 - Mike Chanenchuk, M, Princeton
March 29 - Jason Noble, D, Cornell
April 5 - Harry Krieger, G, Harvard