Senior Chris Groel was named the Big Ten Defensive player of the week after his performance agains St. John’s in the Scarlet Knights season opening 16-8 win. The Big Ten announced the awards today.
Chris Groel of @RUmlax claims #B1GLax Defensive Player of the Week honors pic.twitter.com/K8xmdFuolv— B1GLacrosse (@B1GLacrosse) February 14, 2017
Groel collected five ground balls on the day and held St. John’s leading scorer from last season (Jason Debenedictis) goalless.
This is Groel’s second defensive player of the week award, his first coming the week of April 26, 2016.
Also honored this week:
Offensive Player of the week: Matt Rambo, Sr. Maryland
Specalist of the week: Gerard Arceri, Fr. Penn State
Freshman of the week: Mac O’Keefe, Fr. Penn State
Groel and the Scarlet Knights return to action at home this Saturday against Army.