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Weekend lacrosse primer (March 29): Players and Games of the Week, top 20 polls

Weekend lacrosse primer (March 29): Players and Games of the Week, top 20 polls
Maryland takes on No. 1 Penn State on Sunday in College Park. (Paul W. Gillespie / Capital Gazette)
Games of the Week

MEN

No. 1 Penn State (7-1, 0-0 Big Ten) @ No. 3 Maryland (8-1, 0-0)

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Sunday, 7 p.m.

Outlook: The Nittany Lions may field their best team in recent memory, but they have never beaten the Terps in 36 all-time meetings. Penn State’s hopes of breaking the seal may depend on the health of redshirt junior attackman Grant Ament (NCAA-leading 46 assists and 56 points), who did not play on Saturday because of an unspecified lower-body injury.

WOMEN

No. 7 Virginia (9-3, 1-3 ACC) @ No. 1 Boston College (11-0, 2-0)

Saturday, 12 p.m.

Outlook: The Cavaliers own a 13-4 advantage in this series, but the Eagles have won the last two games. Boston College has not lost at home since April 8, 2017, against Duke — a span of 19 games.

Logan Wisnauskas, Maryland
Logan Wisnauskas, Maryland (Maryland Athletics)
Players of the Week

MEN

Logan Wisnauskas, Maryland

Sykesville, attackman, redshirt sophomore

The Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week tied a career high with eight points on four goals and four assists in the No. 3 Terps’ 16-9 victory over then-No. 19 North Carolina on Saturday. Wisnauskas, a Boys’ Latin graduate, has a team-leading 46 points, which is tied for the sixth-highest total among NCAA Division I players.

Brown's Risa Mosenthal
Brown's Risa Mosenthal (David Silverman /)

WOMEN

Risa Mosenthal, Brown

Campton, N.H., attacker, sophomore

The Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week had four goals and one assist to spur the Bears’ comeback from a 9-2 deficit in the first half to secure an 11-10 upset of then-No. 10 Princeton on Saturday. In addition to a three-goal performance in Tuesday’s 22-11 loss at No. 18 Florida, Mosenthal has scored at least three goals eight times in nine games.

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Inside Lacrosse Top 20 polls

Men

1. Penn State (7-1, 13 first place votes)

2. Yale (6-1, 7)

3. Maryland (8-1, 5)

4. Ohio State (7-0, 1)

5. Duke (8-2, 1)

6. Loyola Maryland (6-2)

7. Virginia (6-2)

8. Syracuse (5-2)

9. Denver (5-3)

10. Cornell (5-3)

11. Towson (5-3)

12. Notre Dame (4-3)

13. Penn (4-3)

14. High Point (7-2)

15. Lehigh (6-3)

16. Army (7-2)

17. UMass (6-3)

18. Richmond (6-3)

19. Hobart (8-1)

20. Johns Hopkins (4-4)

Others considered: Georgetown, Rutgers, Marquette, Delaware, Villanova, North Carolina, Boston University

Women

1. Boston College (12-0, 21 first-place votes)

2. Maryland (10-0, 1)

3. Syracuse (10-2)

4. North Carolina (8-2)

5. Penn (9-1)

6. Notre Dame (9-1)

7. Virginia (9-3)

8. Michigan (12-0)

9. Northwestern (7-3)

10. James Madison (7-3)

11. USC (10-1)

12. Navy (7-2)

13. Duke (8-3)

14. Stanford (7-3)

15. Loyola Maryland (7-3)

16. Princeton (5-2)

17. Johns Hopkins (8-2)

18. Florida (5-6)

19. Denver (8-2)

20. Dartmouth (5-3)

Others considered: Virginia Tech, Stony Brook, Colorado, Georgetown, High Point, Penn State

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