March 28, 2011

Rogers' Heroics Earn Big East Honors

from press release

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Notre Dame junior Sean Rogers was named the BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week, while Syracuse senior John Galloway earned honors as the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Rogers tallied four goals and three assists last week, helping the Fighting Irish to a pair of wins. He tied a career high with three goals in an 8-7 win over No. 20/20 Ohio State. His first goal tied the game 1-1, while his second goal gave Notre Dame a 3-2 lead and his final score proved to be the game winner. In Notre Dame's conference opener, Rogers dished out a career-high three assists in addition to scoring a goal in an 8-3 victory over Rutgers.

Galloway made 11 saves and anchored an Orange defense that allowed just four goals for the second straight game in SU's 5-4 win at No. 11/7 Villanova. Against the Wildcats, Galloway recorded a .733 save percentage and helped to shut down the Villanova attack for a span of 36:22 during the contest, the longest scoring drought for an SU opponent this season. Galloway also had six ground balls. The performance increased Galloway's career saves total to 513 and lowered his season goals-against average to 7.09, on pace to be the lowest mark in school history. With the victory, Galloway tied the NCAA Division I record for career wins (51) held by Princeton's Scott Bacigalupo. Galloway is 51-6 in 57 career starts.

Honor Roll
Davey Emala, Georgetown, So., A
Recorded four goals and an assist in a 14-12 loss at No. 4/4 Duke.

John Kemp, Notre Dame, So., G
Made 15 saves and allowed just 10 goals in two wins. Had five saves in an 8-7 win over No. 20/20 Ohio State.

Kieran McArdle, St. John's, Fr., A
Led the Red Storm with three points and three ground balls in a loss to No. 6/8 Hofstra before notching a hat trick en route to four points in a win over Sacred Heart.

JoJo Marasco, Syracuse, So., A
Scored two goals, including a gamewinner with six seconds left, to lead SU to a 5-4 win against No. 11/7 Villanova.

Brian Karalunas, Villanova, Sr., LSM
Led all players with six caused turnovers against No. 1/1 Syracuse, including a takeaway and assist to tie the game at 4-4 with 57 seconds remaining.

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