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Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll: Men's Lacrosse Recognizes RU Player; Track, Golf updated

MLax picks up fourth weekly award

Freshman Jules Heningburg
Freshman Jules Heningburg

Big Ten Weekly Honors

Men's Lacrosse

Rutgers freshman attacker Jules Heningburg was named Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

The Maplewood, N.J. native scored two goals in Rutgers game at Michigan on Sunday afternoon. The Seton Hall Prep product scored on both of his shots on goal and recorded one ground ball. It was Heningburg's fifth multi-goal game of the season, and the third consecutive game that he scored at least two goals.

For the season, Heningburg is third on the team with 23 points, recording 15 goals and eight assists, starting all 12 games. He has scored eight of his goals in the past three games. His four goals in conference play lead the Scarlet Knights.

The honor is the second Big Ten Freshman of the Week award earned by a Rutgers player this season. Previously Chad Toliver earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week on February 16 after scoring his first career goal. The Scarlet Knights have earned four weekly awards from the conference this season, with Joe Nardella twice winning Big Ten Specialist of the Week along with Toliver's recognition.

Offensive Player of the Week

Ryan Brown, Johns Hopkins, A - Jr. - Sykesville, Md

  • Matched a career-high with eight goals and added an assist at nationally ranked Ohio State
  • His eight goals and nine total points both marked individual highs in the Big Ten this season

Defensive Player of the Week

Casey Ikeda, Maryland, D - Sr. - Berwyn, Pa.

  • Anchored a defensive unit that held Penn State to just five goals in a 12-5 victory
  • Caused two turnovers and gathered one groundball
  • Set up an assist on the Terrapins' second goal, and recorded an assist on their sixth score

Co-Specialists of the Week

Gerald Logan, Michigan, G - Jr. - Shoreham, N.Y.

  • Recorded 13 saves in the Wolverines' 10-8 win over Rutgers
  • Made nine saves in the first half, and four stops in the second frame

Christopher May, Ohio State, M - Sr. - McLean, Va.

  • Secured 18-of-29 faceoffs and gathered a game-high nine groundballs in the win over nationally ranked Johns Hopkins
  • His 18 faceoffs won matched a career-high, and marked his eighth game with double-digit faceoffs won this season

Freshman of the Week

Jules Heningburg, Rutgers, A - Maplewood, N.J. - Seton Hall Prep

  • Scored two goals on three shots in Rutgers' 10-8 loss at Michigan
  • Recorded his fifth multi-goal effort of the season and third consecutive game with at least two goals

Women's Lacrosse

Offensive Player of the Week

Taylor Cummings, Maryland, M - Jr. - Ellicott City, Md.

  • Tallied a combined nine goals and six assists in Maryland's wins over Georgetown and Rutgers
  • Scored four goals and added five assists against Georgetown
  • Netted five goals and collected an assist against Rutgers
  • Recorded a hat trick in the first seven minutes of the game, while adding four groundballs and four draw controls against the Scarlet Knights

Defensive Player of the Week

Megan Douty, Maryland, D - Sr. - Fair Haven, N.J. - Rumson Fair Haven Regional HS

  • Recorded three groundballs and caused two turnovers in the 12-3 win over the Hoyas
  • Tallied two groundballs and caused two turnovers in the 17-5 victory over the Scarlet Knights

Freshman of the Week

Selena Lasota, Northwestern, A - Campbell River, B.C.

  • Scored a combined eight goals and tallied two assists in the Wildcats' 17-8 win over Michigan and 9-8 overtime victory over nationally ranked Penn
  • Scored six goals and added two assists against the Wolverines, en route to a season-high eight points
  • Scored two goals against Penn, which marks her 11thconsecutive game with at least two goals


Player and Freshman of the Week
Alyssa VanDerveer, Penn State
, Fr., C/DP, Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough HS

  • Went 6-for-10 with a double, three home runs, eight runs scored and 11 RBIs in games against Bucknell and Wisconsin
  • Led all Big Ten players last week with a 1.600 slugging percentage
  • Blasted a pair of grand slams, while tallying a conference-leading nine walks

Pitcher of the Week
Kristen Wood, Northwestern
, Jr., P, Trevor, Wis.

  • Led the Wildcats to three wins over Purdue, keeping their record perfect in conference play
  • Totaled 27 strikeouts in 15.0 innings pitched, averaging 12.6 batters struck out per seven innings
  • Allowed just one run in a complete-game victory on Sunday, recording a career-high 14 strikeouts


Player of the Week

Jason Goldstein, Illinois, Jr., C, Highland Park, Ill.

  • Led the Illini to a 4-0 week with a midweek win over Missouri and a series sweep of Northwestern with a team-high .600 batting average, seven runs and seven RBI
  • Recorded four consecutive multi-hit games, including three hits and a career-high four RBI in the series finale against the Wildcats

Co-Pitchers of the Week

Kevin Duchene, Illinois, Jr., LHP, Joliet, Ill.

  • Helped the Illini to a 3-1 13-inning win over Northwestern
  • Pitched nine innings and did not allow an earned run
  • Struck out a season-high 10 batters, and now ranks second in the Big Ten with 47 strikeouts this season

Tanner Tully, Ohio State, So., LHP, Elkhart, Ind.

  • Picked up the win over Penn State, pitching a season-high seven scoreless innings
  • Recorded six strikeouts in the victory; Limited the PSU bats to four hits and had zero walks to improve to 3-1 this season

Freshman of the Week

Garrett King, Nebraska, RHP, Anaheim Hills, Calif.

  • Helped the Huskers to a 5-1 win over Creighton, striking out five batters in a career-high eight innings of work; Allowed only two hits and did not issue a walk
  • Improves to 3-0 this season after picking up the win


Boat of the Week

Michigan First Varsity Eight

  • Collected wins over Clemson and No. 4 Virginia at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge & Navy event


Athlete of the Week

Emina Bektas, Michigan, Sr. - Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Went 2-0 at both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, guiding No. 14 Michigan to a pair of 7-0 wins over No. 34 Purdue and No. 52 Indiana
  • Defeated No. 55 Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum and Daniela Vidal of Purdue (8-7 (4)) and Carolyn Chupa and Alecia Kauss of Indiana (8-0) alongside Alex Najarian

Men’s Track

Track Athlete of the Week
Brannon Kidder, Penn State, Jr. -- Lancaster, Ohio

·    Tallied second- and third-place finishes in the 4x800-meter relay and 800-meter run, respectively, at the Florida Relays
·    Time of 7:22.22 in the 4x800-meter relay currently ranks No. 2 in the nation
·    Mark of 1:47.14 in the 800-meter run currently ranks as the fifth-fastest time in the country

Field Athlete of the Week
Michael Lihrman, Wisconsin, Sr. -- Rice Lake, Wis.

·    Recorded a second-place finish in the hammer throw with a toss of 68.10 meters at the Stanford Invitational, the sixth-best mark in the nation this season
·    Finish was the top collegiate mark in the invitational section of the hammer throw

Women’s Track

Track Athlete of the Week
Cindy Ofili, Michigan, Jr. -- Ypsilanti, Mich.

·    Collected a pair of first-place finishes in the 100-meter dash and 100-meter hurdles, and added a third-place tally in the 4x400-meter relay at the Cal-UVA Tri Meet
·    Finish in the 100-meter hurdles (13.24) currently ranks seventh in the country

Field Athlete of the Week
Thea LaFond, Maryland, Sr. -- Silver Spring, Md.

·    Secured a second- and fourth-place finish in the high jump and shuttle hurdle relay, respectively, at the Princeton Invitational
·    Mark of 1.85 meters in the high jump is currently tied for No. 5 in the nation

Women’s golf

Golfer of the Week

Juliet Vongphoumy, Maryland, Sr. – Providence, R.I.

  • Carded a three-round, two-under par score of 214 (72-74-68) at the Rebel Intercollegiate
  • Tied for third individually and guided Maryland to a seventh place finish

Men’s Golf

Golfer of the Week
Brian Campbell, Illinois, Sr. – Irvine, Calif.

  • Fired a three-round, 11-under par score of 205 (70-65-70) at the 3M Augusta Invitational
  • Placed third individually and guided Illinois to a second-place team finish