North Carolina senior attackman Marcus Holman (Gilman) was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday.
Holman is the 11th Tar Heel to earn ACC Player of the Year honors. He was chosen as the ACC tournament Most Valuable Player after tallying four goals and seven assists in two games.
He has a league-leading 74 points this season, matching the third-most in a single season in North Carolina history, and he has the chance to be the first Tar Heel to finish the season atop the league in points per game since 1985. During Sunday’s ACC championship game, he set the program’s all-time career scoring record when he recorded his 205th point.
Other men’s honor: Bryant redshirt freshman goalie Gunnar Waldt (St. Paul’s) earned his third Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week award. In games against Brown and Sacred Heart, he made a total of 23 saves and posted a 1-1 record. Waldt posted a .605 save percentage and a 7.53 goals-against average, and also picked up six ground balls.
Hopkins women sweep ALC honors
Johns Hopkins swept the American Lacrosse Conference weekly awards after an 11-10 win at Ohio State on Sunday. Junior Taylor D’Amore was named the Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, freshman Dene’ DiMartino was selected as the Rookie of the Week for the third time and freshman Octavia Williams was honored as the Defensive Player of the Week.
Hopkins returns to action Thursday as the host of the ALC tournament. The first game will be a rematch as the No. 4 seed Blue Jays will take on fifth-seeded Ohio State at 4 p.m.
More women's honors: Princeton junior goalie Caroline Franke (Severn) was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week after a 13-save performance in a 14-9 win over No. 6 Penn State in the regular-season finale Saturday. The 13 saves matched her career high as she frustrated a Nittany Lions offense that averages 13.8 goals per game. Franke made a number of point-blank saves and stopped three of Penn State’s four free-position shots.
Women’s recruiting: Vanderbilt announced that Bryan Mawr defender Eliza Clemens, Hereford midfielder Mackenzie Lange and twins Shelby and Sydney Trentzsch (Winters Mill), who are both midfielders, have signed to join the team next season.
Women’s poll: Salisbury (17-0, 6-0 Capital Athletic Conference) remains at No. 2 in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III poll for the 11th straight week. The Sea Gulls will look to capture their 11th consecutive Capital Athletic Conference championship when they host No. 10 York (Pa.) at 1 p.m. Saturday. Stevenson moved up two spots, receiving its highest-ever ranking at No. 15.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun