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MLax earns two Weekly Big Ten awards

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Two Rutgers student-athletes earned weekly award recognition from the Big Ten Conference. Senior captain Scott Bieda was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, while redshirt freshman attacker Adam Charalambides was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. Bieda set a career-high in points (nine), and tied a career-high in goals (five) in the 19-11 victory over St. John’s, as he totaled five goals, four assists and three ground balls. Bieda is the first Rutgers player to earn Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors. He was the last RU player to earn a conference Offensive Player of the Week recognition when he was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on April 28, 2014 after a five-point performance in a win over Georgetown. Charalambides made a big impact in his career debut, scoring six goals and adding an assist. The Ontario native was the first Rutgers freshman to score at least six goals in a game since 1984. He was only the fourth ever Rutgers freshman to score at least six goals in a game and the first ever Rutgers freshman to score that many in their first career game. His six goals were tied as the 5th most goals ever scored in a single game by a Rutgers player. This marked the first time a Rutgers player notched six goals in a game since Kory Kelly did it on March 16, 2010.