Patriot League Announces GEICO Men’s Lacrosse Players of the Week (4.18.22)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Colgate collected two Patriot League GEICO Men’s Lacrosse weekly awards, while Army West Point, Bucknell, and Loyola Maryland all earned one when the League announced the awards on Monday.

Colgate freshman goalkeeper Matt LaCombe recorded both goalkeeper and rookie of the week. This is the second time the freshman earned each respective award.

Bucknell senior attack Alston Tarry claimed offensive player of the week while Loyola senior defender Matt Hughes was named the defensive player of the week for the third time this season.

Army freshman faceoff specialist Will Coletti collected faceoff specialist weekly honors for the third time this season.

Army senior goalkeeper Wyatt Schupler, Boston University junior long-stick midfielder Roy Meyer and junior attack Louis Perfetto, Bucknell junior midfielder Danny Striano, Colgate senior midfielder Marshal Terres, Lehigh graduate student faceoff specialist Mike Sisselberger, Loyola graduate specialist faceoff specialist Bailey Savio, and Navy junior goalkeeper Pat Ryan all earned honorable mention recognition.

The Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse weekly awards are selected in a vote by each school’s sports information director who is not eligible to vote for their student-athletes.

2022 Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Championship Berths Clinched
Four teams have clinched postseason berths to the 2022 Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Championships — Army West Point, Boston University, Lehigh, and Loyola Maryland. Postseason play begins with the quarterfinal-round action on Tuesday, May 3 on ESPN+. The semifinal round will be played on Friday, May 6. The Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Championship Game is scheduled to be played on Sunday, May 8. The semifinal and championship games will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week
Alston Tarry, Bucknell, Sr., A, Bronxville, NY/Bronxville
* Tarry broke Bucknell’s school record with 12 points (6g-6a) during a 23-7 victory over Holy Cross on Sunday.
* Tarry’s 12 points is the second-highest total posted by an NCAA Division I player in a single game this season.
* He registered six points in each half – the first half he had four goals and two assists while he scored two goals and dished four assists in the second half.

Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week
Matt Hughes, Loyola Maryland, Sr., D, Reston, Va./South Lakes
* Hughes recorded a career-high five caused turnovers while also picking up four ground balls against Boston University.
* The senior defended BU’s Vince D’Alto, who entered the game averaging 5.56 points per game. Hughes held him to just two points while he was defending him.

Patriot League Faceoff Specialist of the Week
Matt Coletti, Army West Point, Fri., FO, Monrovia, Md./Linganore High School
* Coletti went 19-for-28 at the faceoff X in the team’s 17-10 win against No. 4 Cornell.
* He set a single-game program record with a game-high 17 ground balls.
* He also scored a goal in the first quarter to help the Black Knights blank Cornell, 5-0.

Patriot League Goalkeeper and Rookie of the Week
Matt LaCombe, Colgate, Fr., G, Manlius, NY, Fayetteville-Manlius
* LaCombe made 15 saves for a .652 save percentage in the team’s 9-8 overtime win over Lehigh on Saturday.
* The freshman held the Mountain Hawks to only eight goals, which is four goals below its scoring average.
* LaCombe’s 15 saves was his fifth game this season making 15 or more saves.

Honorable Mentions
Wyatt Schupler, Army West Point, Sr., GK, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Ponte Vedra
* Schupler made 12 saves and had a .600 save percentage in 56 minutes of action in the win over No. 4 Cornell.

Roy Meyer, Boston U, Jr., LSM/D, Long Beach, NY/Chaminade
* Meyer recorded three caused turnovers and two ground balls in BU’s 14-9 win over Loyola. He also recorded two ground balls. Meyer set a single-season record with 36 caused turnovers, surpassing Reece Eddy’s mark of 34 caused turnovers from 2019.

Louis Perfetto, Boston U, Jr., A, Manhasset, NY/Manhasset
* Perfetto tallied a career-best six assists as part of his career-high eight-point performance in the team’s 14-9 win at Loyola. Perfetto tallied six of his eight points in the second half, including one goal and three assists during a 6-1 third-quarter run that put the Terriers ahead for good.

Danny Striano, Bucknell, Jr., M, Cold Spring Harbor, NY/Cold Spring Harbor
* Striano collected a game-high seven ground balls to go along with a goal and an assist in the team’s victory over Holy Cross.

Marshal Terres, Colgate, Sr., M, Hingham, Mass./Hingham
* Terres notched his first career hat trick, including the game-winner in OT as Colgate defeated Lehigh. 9-8

Mike Sisselberger, Lehigh Sr., FO/M, Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh
* Sisselberger finished 13-of-19 in faceoffs against Colgate. He added 10 groundballs for his third straight game in double figures and sixth this season.
Bailey Savio, Loyola Maryland, Gr., FO, Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich
* Savio went 17 of 27 (.620) with 12 ground balls against the Terriers’ faceoff specialist Conor Calderone.

Pat Ryan, Navy, Jr., GK, Groton, Mass./Groton School
* Ryan made 11 saves in the game and yielded five goals in 58:51 minutes of action. He was a part of a defensive unit that held Lafayette scoreless for the first 20:42 of the game and scoreless for another 19:38 stretch.

Past Winners
Offensive Player of the Week
2.7—Connor Davis, Bucknell
2.14 – Brendan Niern, Army West Point
2.21 – Brian Minicus, Colgate
2.28 – Brendan Niches, Army West Point
3.7 – Brendan Niches, Army West Point
3.14 – Kevin Lindley, Loyola Maryland
3.21—Max Hewitt, Navy
3.28 – Vince D’Alto, Boston U
4.4 – Timmy Ley, Boston U
4.11 – Aidan Olmstead, Loyola

Defensive Player of the Week
2.7—Sean Rushton, Lafayette
2.14 – Kyle Fairbanks, Navy
2.21—Frankie Higgins, Bucknell
2.28 – Roy Meyer, Boston U
3.7 – Roy Meyer, Boston U
3.14 – Ryan McNulty, Loyola Maryland
3.21 – Payton Rezanka, Loyola Maryland
3.28 – Chris Conlin, Holy Cross
4.4 – Roy Meyer, Boston U
4.11 – Teddy Leggett, Lehigh

Faceoff Specialist of the Week
2.7 – Nick Crovatto, Bucknell
2.14 – Mike Sisselberger, Lehigh
2.21 – Nick Crovatto, Bucknell
2.28 – Nick Crovatto, Bucknell
3.7—Mike Sisselberger, Lehigh
3.14 – Will Coletti, Army West Point
3.21 – Thomas Colucci, Colgate
3.28 – Conor Calderone, Boston U
4.4 – Will Coletti, Army West Point
4.11 – Mike Sisselberger, Lehigh

Goalkeeper of the Week
2.7—Max Nolan, Bucknell
2.14 – Wyatt Schupler, Army West Point
2.21 – Matt Lacombe, Colgate
2.28 – Wyatt Schupler, Army West Point
3.7 – Matt Garber, Boston U
3.14 – Matt Garber, Boston U
3.21 – Sam Shafer, Loyola Maryland
3.28 – Rich O’Halloran, Bucknell
4.4 – Wyatt Schupler, Army West Point
4.11 – Sam Shafer, Loyola Maryland

Rookie of the week
2.7—Connor Davis, Bucknell
2.14 – Connor Davis, Bucknell
2.21 – Connor Davis, Bucknell
2.28 – Henry Tolker, Navy
3.7—Connor Davis, Bucknell
3.14 – Connor Davis, Bucknell
3.21 – Matt LaCombe, Colgate
3.28 – Henry Tolker, Navy
4.4 – Rich O’Halloran, Bucknell
4.11 – Liam Sargent, Lafayette

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