2016-17 Athletes of the Week

  • Men's Offensive Athlete of the Week - Ryan D'Alessandro, Drew
    May 01, 2017
    (So, A - Glen Ridge, N.J.) Sophomore attacker Ryan D'Alessandro paced the Rangers' attack with four points in the 9-8 win over Susquehanna in the regular season finale on Saturday at Ranger Stadium. He netted a pair of goals and added two assists to help Drew finish 4-2 in the conference and head into the Landmark Championship as the No. 3 seed with a win. He assisted on Drew's ninth goal in the third goal, the eventual game-winner, added scored back-to-back tallies earlier in the period to put the Rangers up 7-2. D'Alessandro added a groundball, and put four of his five shots on target in the victory.
  • Men's Defensive Athlete of the Week - Tom Mahoney, Elizabethtown
    May 01, 2017
    (Fr, G - Hillsborough, N.J.) Elizabethtown freshman Tom Mahoney played huge for E-town in a 10-8 win over Catholic to help the Jays lock up the top seed in the Landmark Tournament. He made 10 saves in 59 minutes and allowed only six goals.
  • Men's Offensive Athlete of the Week - Kyle MacDonnell, Drew
    April 24, 2017
    (Fr, M - Niantic, Conn.) Midfielder Kyle MacDonnell tallied 10 points during a 2-0 week in Landmark Conference play to clinch the No. 3 seed in the 2017 Landmark Conference Championship for the Rangers. In the 12-4 victory over Scranton, he netted a career-high five goals on six total shots to go with five groundballs and a caused turnover. He followed that up with a hat trick on the road at Goucher in the thrilling 11-10 overtime win, including the first goal of the game and a goal to tie it up at 9-9 in the fourth quarter. MacDonnell added two helpers in the playoff-clincher, both coming in the final 16 minutes of play to help force overtime and the eventual win.
  • Men's Defensive Athlete of the Week - Teddy Sweeney, Drew
    April 24, 2017
    (Sr, GK - Bridgewater, N.J.) Senior goalkeeper Teddy Sweeney made 18 saves and averaged 6.90 goals against during a 2-0 week in Landmark Conference competition for the Rangers, who clinched the No. 3 seed in the 2017 Landmark Conference Championship. In the 12-4 win at Scranton on Wednesday, he stopped 11 shots and allowed just four goals, increasing his NCAA Division III in the save percentage statistic. He followed it up with a seven-save performance in the 11-10 overtime win at Goucher, including a stop in the final moments of regulation with the game tied to force overtime. For the week, he added eight groundballs.
  • Men's Offensive Athlete of the Week - Seamus O'Connor, Drew
    April 17, 2017
    (Fr., A - Portsmouth, R.I.) Freshman attacker Seamus O'Connor exploded for a career-high six points on five goals and an assist, accounting for more than half of the Rangers' offense in a 10-7 Landmark Conference win on Saturday against Moravian. O'Connor scored at least one goal in all four quarters on Saturday, and added two groundballs in the offensive zone to help Drew maintain possession on attack.
  • Men's Defensive Athlete of the Week - Tom Mahoney, Elizabethtown
    April 17, 2017
    (Fr, G - Hillsborough, N.J.) Freshman goalie Tom Mahoney denied William Joyce's shot at the buzzer to help Elizabethtown escape Scranton with an 8-7 victory last Thursday evening. Mahoney made eight saves and improved to 6-1 since taking the reins as the Blue Jays' starting goalie back on March 18. Mahoney made two stops in the final two minutes of Thursday's win --Elizabethtown's 18th straight Landmark regular season victory-- and five of his eight saves in the second half.
  • Men's Offensive Athlete of the Week - Bennett Bradley, Catholic
    April 10, 2017
    (Jr., M - Towson, Md.) The Catholic University of America men's lacrosse team stayed perfect in Landmark Conference play and improved to 11-1 overall as the Cardinals were victorious at Susquehanna on Saturday afternoon, 9-4. Catholic scored the first three goals of the game as junior Bennett Bradley netted the only score of the first quarter. Bradley went on to score three more times in the second half, twice on man-up opportunities and added an assist for a five-point day.
  • Men's Defensive Athlete of the Week - Alex Mulyk, Catholic
    April 10, 2017
    (Fr., GK - Ringwood, N.J.) The Catholic University of America men's lacrosse team stayed perfect in Landmark Conference play and improved to 11-1 overall as the Cardinals earned a big road victory at Susquehanna on Saturday afternoon, 9-4. Rookie goalkeeper Alex Mulyk made his first start in the cage after a four-game absence for the Cards and made eight saves to move to 6-2 on the season as he outdueled Susquehanna's Dylan Abplanalp. Mulyk was impressive as he allowed just four River Hawk goals.
  • Men's Offensive Athlete of the Week - Joe Clark, Elizabethtown
    April 03, 2017
    (Sr, A - Hershey, Pa.) Elizabethtown senior attack Joe Clark racked up seven goals and eight points last week as the Blue Jays defeated Misericordia and Goucher. Clark's four-goal effort at Misericordia last Wednesday lifted E-town to a 12-10 victory. Two of his goals came in the third quarter, when the Blue Jays rallied from a 6-5 halftime deficit with six straight goals to take an 11-6 lead. With the Cougars threatening late in the fourth, down just 11-10, Clark put the game away, scoring his fourth of the game and 25th of the season in the final two minutes. Clark added three more goals to his ledger Saturday at Goucher, collecting his sixth hat trick of the season in a 10-8 win.
  • Men's Defensive Athlete of the Week - Patrick Kamm, Catholic
    April 03, 2017
    (So., M - East Greenwich, R.I.) Catholic (10-1) continues its best start in program history and is now on a nine-game winning streak thanks to a defensively-charged win over Scranton, thanks large in part to the play of long-stick midfielder Patrick Kamm. While the Cardianls' offense clicked in the second half, the Cards' defense was strong throughout as they caused 15 turnovers and forced the Royals into 19 miscues. The effort was led by Kamm as he set game highs with four caused turnovers and six ground balls.
  • Men's Offensive Athlete of the Week - Tim Keith, Catholic
    March 27, 2017
    (Sr., A - King of Prussia, Pa.) Senior Tim Keith had a hand in six of Catholic's seven goals as the Cardinals were victorious in their Landmark Conference Opener at Drew, 7-3. The Cards faced a 3-0 second quarter deficit but turned it on behind four goals from senior Tim Keith. The attackman also added two assists for a six-point day. It was Keith who got the scoring started for the Cards in the second as he netted the first two to make it a 3-2 game at the break. Keith then found junior Liam Clancy for the game-tying score just 1:38 into the third. Keith went on to assist on another in the third and scored the final two of the game in the fourth quarter which included a goal with just 30 seconds remaining.
  • Men's Defensive Athlete of the Week - Alex Malecki, Scranton
    March 27, 2017
    (Sr., G - Hillsborough, N.J.) Malecki made seven saves to lead the Royals to an 8-4 come-from-behind victory over Goucher on Saturday in the team's Landmark opener. He made six saves in the second half as Scranton turned a 3-2 halftime deficit into a four-goal victory. Malecki, who moved from midfield to goalkeeper this season, made four saves in the third period as the Royals took the lead, then came up with a big save to start the fourth quarter to preserve a 6-4 lead. Earlier in the week, he made three saves in the opening 47 minutes as the Royals thumped Marywood, 11-5. He left that game with Scranton leading, 11-2.
  • Men's Offensive Athlete of the Week - Alec Tzaneteas, Susquehanna
    March 20, 2017
    (Jr., M - Mahwah, N.J., 12) Susquehanna junior Alec Tzaneteas led the River Hawks in two victories last week with five goals and one assist. In teh 13-6 win at Randolph, Tzaneteas scored once and assisted once. Then in the 8-7 win at Bridgewater (Va.), the junior netted four goals with one groundball.
  • Men's Defensive Athlete of the Week - Alex Weightman, Susquehanna
    March 20, 2017
    (Jr., D - Shamong, N.J.) Junior defender Alex Weightman anchoed a defense that gave up 6.5 goals during the 2-0 week, totaling eight groundballs adn four caused turnovers. In the 13-6 win at Randolph, Weightman had six groundballs and four caused turnovers and recorded two groundballs in the 8-7 win at Bridgewater (Va.).
  • Men's Offensive Athlete of the Week - Jack Crowley, Drew
    March 13, 2017
    (Jr, A - Madison, N.J.) Junior attacker Jack Crowley led the Rangers in two victories on a spring break trip to North Carolina with nine points on six goals and three assists. In the 9-6 win at Division II Pfeiffer, Crowley scored twice and assisted once with three groundballs, with his second goal putting Drew up 5-4 in the third quarter. Then in the 14-7 win at Greensboro, the junior netted a career-high four goals and added two assists to go with four groundballs, with three of his goals coming directly after a Greensboro score to help the Rangers keep the lead throughout. Crowley was extremely accurate with his shots, putting 12 of his 15 tries on target last week.
  • Men's Defensive Athlete of the Week - Michael Lloyd, Drew
    March 13, 2017
    (Sr, D - Glen Ridge, N.J.) Senior defender Michael Lloyd anchored a defense that gave up an average of 6.5 goals during the 2-0 week in North Carolina during spring break, totaling three groundballs and three caused turnovers. He also got in on the attack, assisting on a goal in the 9-6 win at Division II Pfeiffer, and scoring and assisting in the 14-7 victory at Greensboro.
  • Men's Offensive Athlete of the Week - Bennett Bradley, Catholic
    March 06, 2017
    (Jr., M - Towson, Md.) Catholic earned a come-from-behind victory on Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium as junior Bennett Bradley scored a program-record seven goals in the game to help down Coast Guard, 11-9. Catholic trailed 7-2 with just 5:31 left in the second quarter but Bradley scored the next five goals for the Cardinals to make it an 8-7 game with a minute left in the third. Coast guard was able to knot it up again, but Bradley capped his record-setting day with the gamewinner with 6:23 left. Bradley also scored the gamewinner and added a hat trick in win over Marymount for a 10-goal week.
  • Men's Defensive Athlete of the Week - Alex Mulyk, Catholic
    March 06, 2017
    Catholic's rookie goalkeeper continued his hot start to 2017 as he improved to 5-1 on the year with two wins last week. Mulyk averaged 10 saves a game and held both Marymount and Coast Guard under the 10-goal mark including just six at the Saints. After coming on in relief at the half of the first game, Mulyk has gone on to play every minute in the cage. He has 69 saves in six games.
  • Men's Offensive Athlete of the Week - Joe Clark, Elizabethtown
    February 27, 2017
    (Sr, A - Hershey, Pa.) Elizabethtown senior attack Joe Clark scored six goals and seven points, including the 100th goal of his career, as the Blue Jays went 1-1 last week. Clark's goal at 5:37 of the first quarter Wednesday against fifth-ranked York gave the Blue Jays a 3-0 lead and was the 100th of his storied career. On Sunday against DeSales, Clark was at the forefront of the offense, scoring four times and finishing with five points. He also picked up six ground balls and caused a turnover. The hat trick was Clark's first of the season and 17th of his career.
  • Men's Defensive Athlete of the Week - Jeff Sabatini, Scranton
    February 27, 2017
    (Jr., G - Haddonfield, N.J.) Sabatini had 11 saves between the pipes in his first career start as the Royals opened the season with a 14-5 win over Muhlenberg. He came into the game with just 90 career minutes in goal, but stood strong for four quarters to help the Royals stymie the Mules after two early goals put Scranton in a 2-0 hole. Six of his saves came in the second half as the Royals outscored Muhlenberg, 7-2, to put the game away.
  • Men's Offensive Athlete of the Week - Nick Specht, Elizabethtown
    February 20, 2017
    (Sr, M - Jackson, N.J.) Elizabethtown senior Nick Specht equaled a career-high with five points Saturday as the Blue Jays downed Marywood 12-3 in their season opener. Specht registered his second career four-goal game and put three shots behind Marywood goalies during a decisive run of nine unanswered goals by the Blue Jays between the second and fourth quarters. The veteran middie also assisted on Jason Clough's second-quarter marker.
  • Men's Defensive Athlete of the Week - Dylan Abplanalp, Susquehanna
    February 20, 2017
    (So., G - Gransonville, Md.) Sophomore Dylan Abplanalp finished with 12 saves in the season opener for the River Hawks. Abplanalp allowed just nine goals in 60 minutes of action in the 12-9 win.