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Men’s Lacrosse Notebook – March 3

Mar 3, 2015, 10:39 AM EST

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Sam Llinares • Hofstra University
Junior | Attack | Hauppauge, N.Y./Hauppauge

Junior Sam Llinares recorded career-high in goals and points and topped the 50-goal and 100-point marks in his career with an eight goal and five assist week in two games (1-1) for Hofstra. On Tuesday against Manhattan, Llinares scored a career-high six goals and topped his career-high of seven points with two assists against the Jaspers in the Pride’s 18-0 shutout of Manhattan. On Saturday, he added two goals and three assists in Hofstra’s 13-11 loss at Georgetown. Llinares, who was named to the Tewaaraton Watch List last week, now has 12 goals and 12 assists in four games this season.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Will Fox • Fairfield University
Freshman| FO | Mullica Hill, N.J./St. Augustine

Rookie Will Fox went 13-of-18 at the faceoff ‘X’ (.722) in the Stags’ game at Stony Brook on Saturday. He was 9-of-10 in the second half as Fairfield staged a comeback that fell just short. Fox also scooped up a pair of ground balls off of faceoffs.

 

CAA Men’s Lacrosse Week in Review

No. 14/16 Towson (3-1) won its second straight game with a 7-4 win over Mount St. Mary’s behind a hat trick from Joe Seider. In a tight game that featured three ties and four lead changes, Towson took the control for good with 2:29 left in the third quarter on Seider’s second of the day. Andrew Hodgson and Ryan Drenner scored back-to-back goals for the Tigers to break the game open to a 6-3 lead.

Delaware (2-2) split its two games on the week. After pulling out an 11-10 win at Mount St. Mary’s, the Blue Hens were clipped, 10-4, by No. RV Villanova. Brett Anton made 27 saves on the week, including a career-high 17 against the Wildcats.

Hofstra (1-3) had its offense going this week, scoring 29 goals over two games. The Pride opened the week with an 18-0 shutout of Manhattan but were outlasted by Georgetown, 13-11, on Saturday.

Fairfield (2-2) dropped its only contest of the week, falling to America East foe Stony Brook, 10-9. Colin McLinden matched his career high with seven points, finishing with three goals and four assists.

Drexel (0-4) continued its very tough slate against nationally noticed programs, falling to No. RV Villanova, 14-11, and No. 11/10 Maryland, 12-3.

UMass (0-4) had a tough 18-12 loss to Brown in its only game of the week. Senior Grant Whiteway and freshman Peter Lindley each recorded a hat tricks for the Minutemen.

Quick Shots

  • At 3-1, Towson is off to its best start since 2007.
  • Hofstra posted an 18-0 shutout against Manhattan on February 24. It was the Pride’s first shutout since 1970. Hofstra received six goals and two assists from Sam Llinares and won 20 of 22 faceoffs.
  • Delaware’s Brian Kormondy scored had three points against Mount St. Mary’s and added a goal against Villanova to increase his point-scoring streak to 26 straight games since 2013.
  • Delaware begins a seven-game homestand this week beginning with Holy Cross on March 3.
  • Fairfield’s Colin McLinden stands in eighth place on Fairfield’s all-time scoring list with 122 career points. McLinden is currently ranked tenth in assists per game (2.50).
  • Drexel’s Nick Saputo has scooped up a CAA-best 44 ground balls in four games for the Dragons. He leads the nation in ground balls per game (11.00).
  • Hofstra’s Sam Llinares is third in the nation in points (6.00) and assists per game (3.00).

Tewaaraton Award Watch List
Four CAA men’s lacrosse players were named to the initial Tewaaraton Award Watch List. Receiving the honor were: Sam Llinares (Hofstra); Andrew Hodgson (Towson); Nick Saputo (Drexel); Ryan Izzo (UMass).