March 30, 2011

MAAC Tabs Manhattan's McGrath for Weekly Nod

from press release

- Manhattan redshirt freshman attacker Brian McGrath (Garden City, N.Y./Carey) was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Rookie of the Week as announced by the league office Monday. The conference recognition was the second for the Jaspers men's lacrosse program this season.

McGrath, compiled a career-high three goals and two assists In Manhattan's 16-10 win over VMI in the MAAC opener last Saturday. The Garden City, N.Y. native also contributed six total shots and picked up three ground balls in the victory,

After sitting out the 2010 season, the emerging offensive threat has begun to make a name for himself in the Jaspers rotation in 2011. In 10 games this season, McGrath has amassed 10 goals and six assists to stand second on the team with 16 points while also adding nine ground balls.

Manhattan returns to action Saturday, when they welcome MAAC newcomer Jacksonville to Gaelic Park for a 1 p,m. contest.

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