The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team pulled off its biggest victory of the season on Sunday in defeating then no. 4 and previously unbeaten Ohio State on the road. On Tuesday, three players were selected for Big Ten Weekly Honors as a result of their outstanding performance in dominating the Buckeyes.
Kieran Mullins was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. Mullins was also named to the USILA Team of the Week for the second time in 2019, earning the first ever US Lacrosse Player of the Week award to open the season. The junior attackman totaled eight points on four goals and four assists in the victory. Mullins has scored 21 goals and fished out 24 assists this season in just 8 games. He is second in the Big Ten in points per game (5.6) and assists per game (3.0).
Kyle Pless was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the fourth time this season. He had a team high five ground balls and two caused turnovers in the win at OSU. Pless leads the Big Ten in caused turnovers per game (1.8).
Max Edelmann was named Big Ten Specialist of the Week. He made 17 saves for the sixth time this season, which is his career high. Ohio State scored just six goals in the loss to Rutgers, the lowest total they’ve been held to and seven below its season average. Edelmann is the top netminder in the country in saves per game at 16.13 and has a save percentage of 62%, which leads the Big Ten and second overall in all of Division I. He is allowing just 9.88 goals per contest this season.
Rutgers has now earned 10 weekly honors from the Big Ten this season so far.
Next up for no. 18/19 Rutgers (6-4; 1-0) is another road battle against no. 20 Johns Hopkins (5-4; 1-0). The two Big Ten foes will battle Saturday, April 6th at 2 p.m. in Baltimore, Maryland and the game will be shown live on ESPNU.