Schneider, Austin Claim Weekly Men's Lax Honors

Schneider, Austin Claim Weekly Men's Lax Honors

ATLANTA - The SAA released the men's lacrosse Players of the Week for games played March 13 - 19 and McHale Schneider if Birmingham-Southern claimed OPOW while Selby Austin of Sewanee captured DPOW.

SAA Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week - McHale Schneider of Birmingham-Southern

McHale Schneider (pictured at right) helped lead the Panthers to a 2-0 week including a big win over Millsaps. He finished with eight goals, off eight shots on goal, and four assists, for a team-best 12 points. 

SAA Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week - Selby Austin of Sewanee

In the Tigers' first SAA game of the season, Selby Austin finished with eight saves, a 64.3 save percentage, and grabbed two groundballs. Austin has never lost an SAA regular season game at home. On Saturday, Centre was held to its lowest goal total of the season as Sewanee won, 13-4.

Other notable performances from around the league:

Bailey Martin led the Vikings to a 16-7 win over Nichols to close out their spring break trip on Thursday, the Vikings' only game of the week. He tallied twice and passed a game-high three assists as Berry cruised to their seventh win of the year. Martin got the scoring going for the Vikings in the first quarter, ripping a shot to the back of the net after an assist from Quentin Johnson. He then tallied again to give Berry the lead early in the second period. Martin then helped the offense along by finding Chris Berchock, Hudson Harris and Paolo Falzi for goals, extending his assist total to 18 (No. 3 in the SAA). The Vikings are now 7-2 overall with an SAA-best 136 goals and 95 assists. 

Along with making 21 saves on 32 shots against first-place Sewanee on Saturday, Sam Long netted the first goal by a Centre goalkeeper in program history. With the Tigers applying pressure, the junior handled the clear himself after a save, going coast-to-coast before slipping the goal past his counterpart from ten yards out. Long added five saves in the Colonels' victory over Cornell. 

Sophomore attacker Jack Gorman of Hendrix recorded a career-high four goals with an assist in Thursday's 12-6 victory against Trine. Gorman, from Keller, Texas, also picked up a ground ball. 

Sophomore Tyler Milwit finished with five points over the weekend including three goals and two assists. He had two goals and one assists in the 7-5 win over Bridgewater before following it up with a goal and assist against a tough Skidmore team in the 10-5 defeat.

Pat DiMento led the Tigers in the win against Centre with three goals, one assist, five groundballs, and seven shots. DiMento put 57.1 percent of his attempts on goal. On Saturday, DiMento scored throughout the contest with a goal in the second, third, and fourth quarters, respectively.

Riley Brogdon led the Vikings to a 16-7 win over Nichols to complete Berry's spring break sweep on Thursday. He totaled a complete game in goal seeing 13 shots and recording six saves. He is now 4-2 in goal for the Vikings and posts a top five mark in the league for saves (61) and goals against average (9.35). The Vikings are now an SAA-best 7-2 overall and have surrendered just 8.11 goals against per contest (No. 3 in the SAA). 

Hank Harris of BSC finished the week 1-0 with a .600 save percentage. He spent 45 minutes in cage for the Panthers and started both games this week. Harris was instrumental in leading the defense that allowed just eight first half goals in two games.

Sam Long had a solid week between the pipes for the Centre men's lacrosse team. Long had five saves in the Colonels' 12-5 victory over Cornell College on Monday, and then had a career high 21 saves against Sewanee on Saturday. Long posted a goals-against average of 9.28 for the week and also scored his first career goal in the game against Sewanee.

Sophomore defenseman Dominic Dachille caused two turnovers and picked up six ground balls in the Warriors' 12-6 victory against Trine on Thursday. Dachille, from Baltimore, also had a goal and an assist. 

In Millsaps' two games this week, Nico Baker caused six turnovers and scooped nine groundballs to lead the Majors on defense. The Majors beat Fontbonne 13-1 before falling to BSC, 23-5.

Sophomore John Tooher had a nice week defensively to wrap up a great all-around weekend, leading the team with three caused turnovers to go with seven ground ball to lead the Lynx to a win over Bridgewater as well as a tough matchup against Skidmore. Tooher also added a pair of assists for the weekend.

In the Tigers' first SAA game of the season, Selby Austin finished with eight saves, a 64.3 save percentage, and grabbed two groundballs. Austin has never lost an SAA regular season game at home. On Saturday, Centre was held to its lowest goal total of the season as Sewanee won, 13-4.

 

 

The SAA sports information directors contributed to this report