Syracuse's Schoonmaker and Villanova's LoCascio Earn BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Weekly Awards

BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week

Henry Schoonmaker, Syracuse, R-So., M

Schoonmaker recorded a career-high six points, including a personal-best four goals, to lead Syracuse to a 13-12 comeback win at No. 8 Princeton. Schoonmaker scored twice in the first quarter and his last goal of the day tied the game at 12-12 with 4:31 left. He also picked up four ground balls against the Tigers. His six-point effort nearly matched his season scoring total (nine points) going into the game.

Syracuse vs. Princeton Highlights

BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week

John LoCascio, Villanova, Jr., D

LoCascio matched a career high with nine ground balls against Georgetown and added an assist and four caused turnovers in an 8-6 victory on Wednesday. He tallied eight ground balls and five caused turnovers in an 11-9 win over Rutgers on Saturday night. For the week, LoCascio tallied one assist, 17 ground balls and nine caused turnovers. For the year, he leads the team with 38 caused turnovers and is second on the team with 55 ground balls.

 

BIG EAST Honor Roll

Reilly O'Connor, Georgetown, So., A

Nick Ossello, Notre Dame, So., M/FO

Sean Rogers, Notre Dame, Sr., A

Kieran McArdle, St. John's, Jr., A

Jack Rice, Villanova, Sr., A

 

BIG EAST Notes

• Providence juniors Andrew Barton and Sean Wright have tallied a point in each of the Friars' 12 games. Kevin Blair leads the freshman class in scoring with 19 points on eight goals and 11 assists. He ranks fourth on the team in scoring. Michael Noyes has caused a team high 25 turnovers thus far. The Friars are clearing the ball at 89.7 percent and have been successful on 201-224 attempts this season.

 

• St. John's attackman Kieran McArdle finished with eight points, three goals and five assists against Georgetown, increasing his season point total to 70 in 10 games. The attackman has four games of eight or more points this season, which earned the junior St. John's MVP honors for the Battle at Bethpage event.

 

Notre Dame defeated Marquette 17-5 on Tuesday at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill. The Irish also won at Providence 13-8 on Sunday. The 30 goals are the most for the Irish in consecutive games since the 2009 season when they combined for 32 in wins over Penn State (13-8) and Dartmouth (19-7).

 

Rutgers' Scott Klimchak led the Scarlet Knights in a loss at Villanova on April 6. He tallied a hat trick with a season-high three goals. It marked his first multi-game goal of the season. Klimchak recorded two man-up goals.

 

• Goalie Dominic Lamolinara made a career-high 14 saves in Syracuse's 13-12 win against No. 8 Princeton on April 6. He stopped nine shots in the first half to keep the game even (5-5) at halftime. In the fourth quarter, Lamolinara made three saves to give the offense an opportunity to rally from a pair of two-goal deficits. Lamolinara is 4-1 since taking over the starting job partway through the season.

 

Villanova went 2-0 this week to improve to 4-6 overall and 3-0 in the conference. On Wednesday, the Wildcats posted an 8-6 victory over Georgetown and followed that performance with an 11-9 win over Rutgers on Saturday night.