Providence senior attackman Jake Nolan was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, while junior goalie John Kemp from Notre Dame was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week in the final week of the regular season. The honor was Nolan's first of the season, while Kemp collects his third nod of the season.
Nolan led the Friars to their first-ever BIG EAST victory, scoring three goals on three shots and dishing out two assists to help Providence defeat No. 15/13 Villanova 15-11.
Kemp made 11 saves and scooped five ground balls to help Notre Dame post an 8-6 win against No. 17 Syracuse. The win improved the Irish's winning streak to 10 games and clinched the program's first outright BIG EAST regular-season title. Kemp and the Irish defense kept the Orange off the board for the first 37:53 of the game; SU entered the contest averaging 10.3 goals per game. It was the seventh time this season that Kemp made 10 or more saves in a game.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
Brian Casey, Georgetown, Jr., A
Casey posted his second consecutive four-point game and fourth three-goal game of the season as he had three goals and one assist in a 13-8 win over Rutgers. He led the Hoyas this season with 35 points this season (20g, 15a).
Brian Tabb, Georgetown, Sr., M
Tabb eclipsed 400 career face-off wins in a 13-8 victory against Rutgers, finishing his career with 403 at the X. He went 6-for-7 on faceoffs during the third quarter to help GU go on a 5-1 run. He also scored his first career goal and picked up seven ground balls.
Ryan Foley, Notre Dame, Jr., M
Foley notched two goals and an assist in an 8-6 win against Syracuse. The three points matched a career high.
Will Mangan, Rutgers, Sr., M
Mangan recorded his fifth hat trick this season in a loss at Georgetown. His three-goal, one-assist effort wrapped up a senior season in which he scored a team-leading 40 points on 30 goals and 10 assists.
Harry Kutner, St. John's, Sr., M
Kutner tied a career high, scoring four goals in a 10-9 loss to Drexel.
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