Trevor Baptiste, Denver
Denville, N.J., junior, faceoff specialist
The 5-foot-10, 220-pound Baptiste proved that he is no ordinary FOGO (Face Off Get Off). Not only did he win 82.1 percent of his draws (23 of 28) and scoop up 17 ground balls, but he also scored his first career hat trick to propel the No. 4 Pioneers to a 16-11 victory over Villanova on Sunday. Baptiste, who also had an assist, won more than 20 faceoffs for the third consecutive game and for the 13th time in his career. Already the program’s all-time leader in faceoff wins with 759, Baptiste — who earned the Big East’s Offensive Player of the Week award — leads all Division I players in faceoff percentage (.753) and ranks second in ground balls per game (10.7).
Game of the week
No. 6 Army (10-1 overall and 6-0 in the Patriot League) @ Navy (5-7, 3-4)
Outlook: This contest will only add to arguably the greatest rivalry in college athletics, but the hype is heightened when considering what’s at stake. A win and a No. 19 Loyola Maryland loss at Boston University cements the top seed and home-field advantage for the Black Knights through the conference tournament. A victory for the Midshipmen would move them closer to earning a berth in the league tournament. Although Navy commands a 59-35-3 advantage in this series, Army has won the past two meetings in Annapolis.