PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Notre Dame swept the BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse week nine honors as David Earl was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and John Kemp earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. The honor is the first for Earl, who has made two appearances this season on the BIG EAST Honor Roll, while Kemp earns his second-straight award.
Earl registered season-high totals in goals (3) and points (4) in a 10-7 win against St. John's. All four of his points came in the second half as the Irish outscored the Red Storm 8-2 in the final 30 minutes. He assisted on a goal that sliced the Red Storm lead to one (5-4). His first two goals each gave Notre Dame a one-goal lead and he tallied the game's final goal. It was his sixth career hat trick.
Kemp earns his second-straight Defensive Player of the Week nod after making 11 saves in a 10-7 win against St. John's. Kemp and the Irish defense kept the Red Storm of the scoreboard for the final 16:38 of the contest, during which time he made five saves. Kemp also matched a career high with four ground balls. He is 9-0 this season with a 6.22 goals against average and a .624 save percentage.
Matt Klimchak, Rutgers, R-Fr., A
His four goals in an 11-10 loss to Princeton were a career high and tied the total he recorded for the season.
Colin Keegan, St. John's, Fr., A
Scored a career-high four goals, including three in the first half, to tally his second hat trick in as many games.
Jeff Lowman, St. John's, So., G
Held then-No. 2/2 Notre Dame to just two goals in the first half, while making 13 saves.
Stephen Keogh, Syracuse, Sr., A
Recorded the 20th hat trick of his career in SU's 13-3 victory over Providence. Tied his career high with two assists to finish with a game-best five points. Against Cornell, he notched a career-best three turnovers.
Joel White, Syracuse, Sr., LSM
Scored one goal and led all SU players with 10 ground balls in a 1-1 week. Matched his season high with seven ground balls and forced three turnovers in the Orange's 11-6 loss to Cornell on April 12. Helped anchor a defense that shut out PC for the last 50:07 of a 13-3 win. Added a goal in the fourth quarter and scooped up three ground balls in the win.