Feb. 24, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Rutgers redshirt senior Scott Klimchak and Denver senior Jamie Faus were named the BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, on Monday afternoon.
Faus helped backstop Denver to a pair of victories in its own Pioneer Face-Off Classic over the weekend. Faus was named Tournament MVP. Klimchak scored eight goals and finished with nine points in a 1-1 week for the Scarlet Knights.
Tuesday’s slate features a pair of games. Providence hosts Boston University at 4 p.m. and Villanova entertains Drexel under the lights at 7 p.m. It’s the Wildcats’ first contest since the opener on Feb. 15 at Lehigh.
BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
SCOTT KLIMCHAK, RUTGERS R-Sr., A, Clark, N.J.
Klimchak had two big offensive performances for the Scarlet Knights in their 1-1 week. He scored four times and added an assist for five points in Tuesday’s 20-5 romp at Wagner. On Saturday at No. 5/7 Virginia, Klimchak scored three times in the first half and netted four goals overall in a 19-12 loss to the Cavaliers. His third goal put Rutgers up 6-3 early in the second quarter of the high-scoring affair. He finished the week with eight goals and nine points and leads the BIG EAST at 4.33 goals per game.
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll ERIK ADAMSON, DENVER Jr., M, Anaheim Hills, Calif.
JAMIE FAUS, DENVER Sr., GK, Lakeville, Conn.
Faus wasn’t the goaltender of record in either of the Pios’ victories in the Pioneer Face-Off Classic in Denver, but he was named the Tournament MVP after finishing with 10 saves and a .667 save percentage in the wins over Marist and Canisius. He made four saves in the second half of Saturday’s 15-9 win over the Red Foxes and tallied three after halftime of Sunday’s 14-3 triumph over Canisius. He allowed just five goals in the two games and backstopped Denver with a 4.23 goals-against average.
Finished with five goals and seven points in Denver’s two victories with one groundball. Scored his goals on only six shots and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Pioneer Face-Off Classic.
KIERAN McARDLE, ST. JOHN’S Sr., A, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Dished three assists and finished with five points in the Red Storm’s 10-6 loss at No. 13 Yale.
ALEX CORBOY, PROVIDENCE Fr., A, College Park, Md.
Netted a hat trick in his collegiate debut in the Friars’ 8-6 victory at Vermont on Saturday.
KYLE WHITLOW, MARQUETTE R-So., M, Orilla, Ontario
Scored his fourth career hat trick as the Golden Eagles hung tough in an 11-7 loss at No. 17 Ohio State.
KRIS ALLEYNE, RUTGERS So., GK, New City, N.Y.
Stopped 12 shots in Tuesday’s win at Wagner and made 21 saves while facing 60 shots in Saturday’s loss at No. 5/7 Virginia. Stopped 34 of 56 shots on goal for a .607 save percentage.