PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Villanova's Jack Rice was named the BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, while Notre Dame's John Kemp was tabbed as the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. Rice earns the honor for the second time this season, while Kemp collects his first Defensive Player of the Week award after making two appearances on the BIG EAST Honor Roll this season.
Rice led all scorers with three goals and one assist in Villanova's 10-4 victory against No. 16/17 Delaware on April 9. The sophomore attackman captured his 23rd goal of the season for the hat trick after the Wildcats put up eight unanswered goals against the Blue Hens.
Kemp made 12 saves in a 7-6 win against Georgetown. The sophomore goalkeeper helped the Irish defense hold the Hoyas, who were averaging 11.85 goals per game, to just six goals in the game, the lowest scoring output for Georgetown this season. Kemp boasts a 6.12 goals against average this season.
David Earl, Notre Dame, Sr., M
Had a hand in three of Notre Dame's seven goals in a win against Georgetown with two goals and an assist.
Jake Nolan, Providence, Jr., M
Notched a hat trick and two assists at No. 17/18 Yale in an 11-9 loss along with a goal and an assist against St. John's.
Jeff Lowman, St. John's, So., G
Made 14 saves and collected six ground balls in a 9-6 win against Providence.
Stephen Keogh, Syracuse, Sr., A
Scored three goals in a 7-5 win at Princeton on April 9, including the eventual game-winning goal that broke a 5-5 tie.
Billy Hurley, Villanova, So., G
Made eight saves and held No. 16/17 Delaware to four goals in a 10-4 win. Helped the VU defense hold Delaware scoreless for 42:36.