NAC Men's Lacrosse Weekly Honors (Week Ending April 30)
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Zach Glazier, Husson
(So., M - Winthrop, Maine)
Glazier recorded a record breaking week, after picking up his 100th point on an assist. In a 14-10 win over Maine Maritime, the sophomore netted three goals, handed out three assists, and scooped up four ground balls. Then in an 18-11 NAC Quarterfinal win over the Mariners, Glazier dished out seven assists while scoring two goals, gathering nine ground balls, and causing two turnovers. With the Eagles' final goal of the game, Glazier recorded the assist to tie the most assists in a single game in Husson program history.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Chad Merrill, Husson
(So., LSM - Sabattus, Maine)
Merrill had a very successful week defensively for the Eagles as they picked up back-to-back wins over Maine Maritime. In a 14-11 regular season win over the Mariners, the sophomore scooped up eight ground balls and caused two turnovers. Then in an 18-11 NAC Quarterfinal win over MMA, he recorded three goals, 10 ground balls, and five caused turnovers.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Owen Richmond, Husson
(Fr., FO - Mason Township, Maine)
Richmond helped the Eagles beat Maine Maritime 14-10 on the road and then at home in the NAC Quarterfinals, 18-11. In the first win over MMA, the sophomore scooped up seven ground balls. Then in the NAC Quarterfinal matchup, the rookie dished out three assists and grabbed a season high 20 ground balls, becoming the third Eagle in program history to achieve this feat. On the week, Richmond also won 44-of-57 faceoffs.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton won two games in a 24-hour span to finish the regular season in second place in the NAC and earn a bye into the NAC Tournament Semifinals. The Spartans defeated Green Mountain Monday night, 21-2, and Lyndon Tuesday afternoon, 17-3. Castleton will host Lyndon in the semifinals Wednesday night as it looks to advance to the NAC Tournament title game for the 14th straight time.
Green Mountain posted an 0-1 week to finish out the regular season dropping an the season finale to Castleton 21-2. GMC was led by Dominic Wright and Deven Rogers who each registered a goal. The Eagles finished the regular season just outside the playoff picture and will utilize this year's experience as a building block for the 2018 season.
Husson had an extremely successful week, taking down Maine Maritime 14-10 to advance to the NAC Quarterfinals then defeating the Mariners again, 18-11. The Eagles will be moving on to the NAC Semifinals as they take on NEC on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
Johnson State ended the 2017 season with a conference loss to Lyndon on Monday.
Lyndon finished the week 2-1. The Hornets defeated Johnson State 14-2 on Monday and turned around to drop a 17-3 game to Castleton which was the determining factor of who would get the first round bye for the playoffs. On Saturday, the Hornets hosted Thomas for the quarterfinals, knocking down an 11-3 victory for their first 10-win season in program history to move onto the semi-finals at Castleton at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
Maine Maritime fell in two games this week to Husson. The Mariners lost 14-10 to end the regular season, but earned the No. 5 seed in the NAC Tournament. MMA then dropped an 18-11 decision in the quarterfinals to the No. 4 seeded Eagles to end their 2017 tournament run.
New England College clinched the top seed and received a bye in the 2017 NAC Tournament, and therefore did not play this week.
Thomas completed the season this past week dropping two games. The Terriers traveled to Saint Joseph's on Wednesday for the regular season finale and fell 17-2. They entered the NAC Tournament on Saturday as the sixth seed, taking on the third seed of Lyndon. The Hornets cruised to an 11-3 win to move on to the semifinals.