PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Georgetown's Davey Emala and Syracuse's John Lade earned the Week 11 BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Awards, as Emala was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and Lade takes home BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. Both recipients are honored for the first time this season.
Emala scored two goals and a career-high six assists for a career-high eight points in the Hoyas' 12-9 win against Rutgers on April 30. Emala's eight points and six assists set BIG EAST single-game records. He leads the BIG EAST in goals per game (2.54) and points per game (3.46). Emala is the Hoyas first 30-goal scorer since 2002.
Lade set a career high and tied the school single-game record with six caused turnovers in SU's 11-8 win over No. 1/1 Notre Dame on April 30 as the Orange clinched at least a share of the BIG EAST title. He picked up three ground balls and was a staple in a Syracuse defense that held its fourth-straight opponent to less than 10 goals. Lade's defensive assignment was the Irish's leading scorer, who was held to one goal on two shots.
Kevin Cernuto, St. John's, Fr., A
Led the team with three points on two goals and an assist.
Dan Cremens, St. John's, D, So.
Tied for a team high with five ground balls and scored his first career goal as a close defender.
Stephen Keogh, Syracuse, Sr., A
Scored a game-high four goals to lead the Orange to an 11-8 victory over No. 1/1 Notre Dame. Keogh scored once in each quarter and contributed three ground balls. It was his 21st career hat trick.
Brian Karalunas, Villanova, Sr., LSM
Captured 12 ground balls and nine caused turnovers in two conference wins. Against PC, Karalunas led the team with six ground balls and six takeaways, while posting another six ground balls and three caused turnovers against Rutgers.
Matt Bell, Villanova, Jr., M
Had two goals in a win against Rutgers and two goals and two assists in a win against Providence. Added two ground balls in each win as well. The five points and three goals against PC were career highs.