North Carolina senior midfielder Davey Emala (Gilman) and Maryland sophomore attackman Jay Carlson (St. Paul's) were named Atlantic Coast Conference men's lacrosse Co-Offensive Players of the Week, as announced Tuesday by the conference, while Terps goalkeeper Niko Amato was recognized as the Defensive Player of the Week.
Emala scored on all three of his shots and had one caused turnover in North Carolina’s 11-10 overtime win over then-No. 12 Johns Hopkins on Saturday. The Baltimore native scored the game-tying goal for North Carolina with 1:30 left in the fourth quarter, forcing overtime.
Carlson netted his second hat trick of the season to lead Maryland in a 9-7 win at then-No. 13 Virginia, while Amato recorded 14 saves.
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Local duo earn honors for Princeton women
Princeton swept the weekly Ivy League women’s lacrosse awards for the first time in more than three years thanks to a pair of local players.
Sophomore attacker Erin McMunn (Winters Mill) captured her second consecutive Offensive Player of the Week honor after finishing with 13 points on eight goals and five assists in two games. Junior goalie Caroline Franke (Severn) was 2-0 in goal for the Tigers, finishing with 17 saves and 17 goals allowed as Princeton defeated Columbia, 18-7, and then-No. 11 Cornell, 12-10.
More women's honors
After helping the then-No. 9 Penn State women’s lacrosse team to a 16-11 upset of then-No. 2 Florida, freshman midfielder Jenna Mosketti (Fallston) and senior defender Colleen Shea (Seton Keough) were named American Lacrosse Conference Rookie of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively.
Mosketti collected two second-half goals, including the game-winner, as the Nittany Lions ended the Gators’ 24-game regular-season winning streak. Shea helped anchor a defensive unit that surrendered just two second-half goals to the nation’s sixth-ranked offense.
Steady as she goes in Division III poll
Salisbury (8-0) remained at No. 2 for the seventh consecutive week in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Top 20. Washington College (7-1) stayed at No. 20.
MLL to begin comprehensive concussion program
The Sports Legacy Institute, a Boston-based nonprofit founded to advance the study, treatment and prevention of brain trauma in athletes, and Major League Lacrosse have partnered to create an innovative comprehensive concussion program for the 2013 season.
The policies combine best practices from peer sports leagues while adding elements focusing on education, reporting, assessment and management.
Players will participate in two educational sessions, one before and one during the season, as well as completing an online training program. Coaches, general managers, referees and medical personnel will all be required to meet a minimum educational standard.
Also, MLL will become the first professional sports organization to mandate the King-Devick test — an objective, rapid sideline screening test of concussions that a growing body of studies show is an effective test for concussion — as an additional sideline assessment tool. MLL will pilot a program designed to improve concussion reporting by training MLL personnel to recognize concussion signs and symptoms.
Bayhawks tickets on sale Thursay: The Chesapeake Bayhawks of MLL announced that single-game tickets for their seven home games this season at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday. Individual tickets start at $15 and can be purchased by calling the Bayhawks at 866-99-HAWKS (42957) or online at thebayhawks.com. The home opener is May 4 against the New York Lizards at 7 p.m. Fireworks will be held afterward.