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National Lacrosse Players of the Week for Feb. 19, 2021: Hofstra’s Ryan Tierney and North Carolina’s Taylor Moreno

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Ryan Tierney, Hofstra

Massapequa, N.Y., attackman, senior

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The Colonial Athletic Association’s Player of the Week racked up career highs in goals (eight) and points (11) in the Pride’s 19-18 overtime loss to St. John’s on Saturday. Tierney’s goals and points ranked as the second-highest in a single game in program history, and he became the first Hofstra player to total at least 10 points in a game since Adrian Sorichetti posted 10 points on seven goals and three assists against the Red Storm on March 20, 2012.

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Taylor Moreno, North Carolina

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Huntington, N.Y., goalkeeper, senior

The Atlantic Coast Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week made 10 saves in the top-ranked Tar Heels’ 14-7 victory over No. 6 Stony Brook on Sunday. Moreno was especially instrumental in the second half. After the Seawolves opened the frame with three consecutive goals to trim a five-goal deficit to 9-7, Moreno did not surrender another goal over the final 23:28. She is tied for fifth in Division I in save percentage (. 588) and tied for seventh in goals-against average (7.0).

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