NEW HAVEN, Conn. - - The opening weekend of lacrosse games produced a pair of Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Players of the Week on Monday, as announced by the conference office.
Freshman defender John Greene was all over Lake Erie on Sunday, earning the CACC Defensive Player of the Week while freshman newcomer Riley McQuaide earned the CACC Rookie of the Week for her efforts at Frostburg State on Saturday.
Greene (Lewisberry, Pa./Red Land) tied a program record with six caused turnovers on Sunday, getting a stick on everything to disrupt the Lake Erie attack. He also finished with five ground balls in the loss. He tied Kyle Leary's mark of six caused turnovers from March 29, 2018 at Davis & Elkins.
In her first collegiate contest, McQuaide paced the Wildcats offense at Frostburg State on Saturday. She tied for the team lead with three points, scoring twice and adding an assist. Her first collegiate point came with her first goal of the year, as she scored the first goal of the second half to bring the Wildcats to within 7-5. She assisted on a goal by Maris Allen, and then capped her say with a free position shot later in the second half.
The Wildcats netminder Tori Grubowski kept the Wildcats in the game on Saturday, securing the fourth most saves in program history with 26. She was named to the CACC Honor roll for her efforts.
The men's newcomer Jimmy Cava led the Wildcats with three goals in his first collegiate career game, giving him a nod on the CACC Honor Roll as well.