Feb. 17, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. – St. John’s Kieran McArdle and Georgetown’s Jake Haley were named the BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, on Monday afternoon. McArdle helped power the Red Storm’s offense to a 15-13 win over Holy Cross on Sunday, while Haley was in net for every minute of the Hoyas’ 2-0 week.
BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
KIERAN McARDLE, ST. JOHN’S Sr., A, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
McArdle tallied a game-high seven points on three goals and four assists in the Red Storm’s 15-13 win over visiting Holy Cross on Sunday in the season opener. McArdle scored his hat trick on just four shots and dished his assists to four different teammates.
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
JAKE HALEY, GEORGETOWN R-Jr., GK, Grasonville, Md.
Haley played all 121:52 minutes for the Hoyas in backstopping them to their first 2-0 start since 2007. After stopping five shots in Tuesday’s 10-4 season-opening win over Mount St. Mary’s, he made 15 saves including six in the fourth quarter as Georgetown won 9-8 at Navy in overtime. He finished the week with a 5.91 goals-against average, a 2-0 record and a .625 save percentage.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
PETER CONLEY, GEORGETOWN Fr., A, Larchmont, N.Y.
Finished the week with four goals and six points with nine ground balls and one caused turnover. Scored twice with two assists in Saturday’s 9-8 overtime win at Navy. Conley is just the third Hoya freshman in the last 10 years to begin his career with back-to-back multi-goal games.
ZACH MILLER, DENVER Fr., A, Steamburg, N.Y.
Has scored back-to-back hat tricks in his first two collegiate games, the second coming Saturday in a 14-10 loss at No. 3/1 Duke.
TYLER MELNYK, MARQUETTE R-Sr., A, Calgary, Alberta
Scored three consecutive goals to turn a 3-3 game late in the first quarter to a 6-3 Marquette lead early in the third. The Golden Eagles went on to beat Hofstra 11-9. Melnyk finished with four points.
JOHN LoCASCIO, VILLANOVA Sr., D, Fairfield, N.J.
Tied a career high with nine ground balls and caused five turnovers in the Wildcats’ 7-6 triple-overtime loss at No. 17/19 Lehigh on Sunday.
LIAM BYRNES, MARQUETTE R-So., D, West Islip, N.Y.
Grabbed five ground balls and caused four of Hofstra’s 14 turnovers in the Golden Eagles’ 11-9 victory over the Pride on Saturday. Marquette’s defense shut out Hofstra for nearly a 30-minute stretch from the end of the first quarter to late in the third.