Marquette Nabs Both BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Weekly Awards

Marquette's B.J. Grill

Marquette's B.J. Grill

April 7, 2014

NEW YORK – Last week Marquette picked up its first BIG EAST victory in program history. The Golden Eagles decided not to stop there. They never trailed and withstood a late rally that forced overtime before taking an 11-10 win at St. John’s on Sunday in a double-overtime thriller that now has Marquette in good position to make the BIG EAST Tournament with three conference games remaining.

Kyle Whitlow was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and B.J. Grill nabbed the Defensive Player of the Week nod for their efforts. Both are redshirt sophomores.

BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
KYLE WHITLOW, MARQUETTE R-So., M, Orillia, Ontario
Whitlow put together a seven-point week for the Golden Eagles. After logging two assists in Tuesday’s loss to Bellarmine, the redshirt sophomore scored his fifth career hat trick and dished two more helpers in Marquette’s 11-10 double-overtime victory at St. John’s Sunday. He opened the scoring at 11:19 of the first quarter, and his third goal of the game put Marquette up 6-3 in the third. The Golden Eagles, who never trailed in the game, moved to 2-1 in the BIG EAST with the win.

BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
B.J. GRILL, MARQUETTE R-So., D, Bridgewater, N.J.
Grill completes the Golden Eagles’ sweep of the BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Weekly Awards Monday after holding St. John’s senior Kieran McArdle to no goals and three assists in Marquette’s 11-10 victory over the Red Storm in double overtime Sunday. It was the first time McArdle didn’t find the back of the net since March 19, 2013. Grill finished the week with six ground balls, including a pair in Sunday’s big conference win.

BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
JEREMY NOBLE, DENVER Sr., M, Orangeville, Ontario
Scored the overtime game-winner in Denver’s 9-8 triumph at Villanova on Friday night to lift the Pioneers to 3-0 and sole possession of first place in the BIG EAST. Also dished an assist and picked up a season-high seven ground balls and tied his career best with three caused turnovers.



Posted a four-goal, six-point week for the Scarlet Knights and logged a hat trick in Wednesday’s 16-13 BIG EAST win over St. John’s. The three goals are a season best.

Stopped 12 shots in the Wildcats’ 9-8 overtime loss to No. 6/6 Denver on Friday. Picked up four ground balls. Made several point-blank saves to keep Villanova in the game.

COLIN KEEGAN, ST. JOHN’S Sr., A, Springfield, Pa.
Tied a season high with six points (4g, 2a) in the Red Storm’s 11-10 double-overtime loss to Marquette. Totaled seven goals on the week after netting three in St. John’s 16-13 loss to Rutgers on Wednesday.

Went 16-of-20 at the X to move into second in Hoya history in face-off wins. Picked up 10 ground balls in Saturday’s 10-8 win over Providence to break his own single-season program record with 118.