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Notebook: Loyola's Fletcher, UMBC's Young, Villanova's Rice honored

Bayhawks' Dixon chosen as MLL Offensive Player of the Week after record-tying opener

The Baltimore Sun

7:10 PM EDT, April 29, 2013

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Loyola junior defenseman Joe Fletcher received the final Eastern College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week award for the season Monday after helping the Greyhounds defeat host Johns Hopkins, 8-4, on Saturday.

Fletcher was a big part of the Greyhounds' defense that held the Blue Jays scoreless for the final 29:18 of the game and limited them to 1-for-19 shooting after halftime.

He had marking responsibilities for Johns Hopkins' leading scorer, Wells Stanwick (Boys' Latin), who entered the game averaging 4.0 points per game. Fletcher held him to just one point, an assist that came in transition off a Blue Jays' faceoff win.

The award is Fletcher's third of the season, tying a league high.

Rice honored: Villanova senior attackman Jack Rice (Boys' Latin) was selected as the Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Rice scored four goals in a 19-11 victory over Providence on Saturday that secured a share of the program's first regular-season conference title.

Rice moved into third place on Villanova's all-time goals list with 121. He is 10th among active leaders in goals scored.

UMBC's Young top rookie: UMBC freshman midfielder Pat Young has been tabbed as the America East Rookie of the Week, his second honor in a three-week span.

Young scored four second-half goals, including the game-winner with 1:18 remaining, as UMBC rallied to defeat Binghamton, 10-9, on Saturday and secure a berth in the America East tournament. He now has a team-best 28 goals, which is the tied for the third-most for a UMBC freshman in the program's Division I history.

Division III men's poll: Stevenson (15-2) stayed at No. 4 and Washington College (12-3) at No. 10 in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association coaches' poll. Salisbury (14-4) dropped one spot into a tie for No. 8.

Division I women's honors: Loyola junior midfielder Marlee Paton and Notre Dame junior midfielder Margaret Smith (McDonogh) were named to the Big East honor roll.

Division III women's honors: Salisbury junior attacker Katie Bollhorst (St. Mary's) was one of six players from the Capital Athletic Conference regular-season champion Sea Gulls named to the All-CAC first team. Joining her were senior attacker Lauren Feusahrens, sophomore midfielder Bethany Baer (Westminster), junior defender Meghan Toomey (St. Mary's), sophomore defender Laura Maskell (Marriotts Ridge) and junior goalie Ashton Wheatley. Others on the first team included Frostburg State senior midfielder Taylor Cassatt (Liberty); St. Mary's freshman midfielder Shelby Newman (Manchester Valley) and sophomore defender Paige Decker (River Hill); and York junior attacker Erica Mulford (Seton Keough), senior attacker Kim Wayson (Southern) and senior defender Katie Vautier (Archbishop Spalding). The second team included Frostburg State sophomore defender Jessica Jones (North County) and junior attacker Megan White; Marymount junior goalie Kiki Niebuhr (Winters Mill); St. Mary's senior attacker Emily Shafer, senior midfielder Lauren Grey (South River) and freshman defender Lizzie D'Agostaro (C. Milton Wright); Wesley senior attacker Jennifer Jacobs (Aberdeen); and York senior defender Jordan Hall (South River), senior attacker Leah Schultz (Seton Keough) and junior defender Jess Soroka (Chesapeake-AA).

Major League Lacrosse

Bayhawks' Dixon named Offensive Player of the Week

Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Kyle Dixon (Archbishop Spalding) was chosen as the Major League Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after tying a league record with three 2-point goals in a 17-14 win over the Rochester Rattlers on Saturday night. The mark was last matched by Dixon in May 2012.

He also raised his individual career record for two-point goals to 50; runner-up Roy Colsey had 33.