1. Tucker Mathers, Sr. LSM Tufts: The Jumbos Captain was all over the field in big wins over Middlebury and Endicott. Against Middlebury, Mathers scored a goal, scooped up seven ground balls and caused a turnover in a 16-13 win. He then scored a goal, added an assist, scooped up six ground balls and caused a turnover in a 18-10 win over Endicott (he sat most of the second half too as subs rotated through). Mathers currently sits second on the Tufts teams in ground balls (18), and currently leads all Tufts defensemen in points (3g,1a).
2. Joe Manown, Fr. Attack Duke: The Blue Devils freshman got back on track with a big day against Loyola. Manown recorded a hat trick and added and assist, as Duke upset #9 Loyola 15-7. At 5-2 the Blue Devils will look to continue their three game winning streak, as they host Jacksonville and then head to Washington DC to take on Georgetown later in the week. Manown currently sits fourth on the team in scoring with 12 points (9g,3a).
3. Alec Brown, Sr. Midfield Hartford: Brown helped the Hawks to a big win over in-state rival Quinnipiac. Against the Bobcats, Brown scored four goals (including the game winner) in a 11-9 win on the road. Though Hartford started off slow in 2017, the Hawks have just posted back to back wins to move to 2-3 on the year. The Hawks will look to get above .500 as they host Marist and Umass before opening up America East play.
4. Connor Donahue, Jr. Midfield Denver: The converted midfielder helped the Pioneers to their biggest win of the year over Notre Dame. In what was an exciting finish, Donahue scored two goals and added an assist in the 11-10 victory over the #1 Fighting Irish. With the win, the Pioneers move to 5-1 and head into a huge matchup with an undefeated Ohio State squad on Saturday. The Pioneers will look to enter BIG EAST conference play with a 7-1 record if they can claim victories over both OSU and Towson to round out the month.
5. Collin Orr, Jr. Midfield Colgate: The junior midfielder was a huge reason for Colgate’s quick start over Hobart. Against the Statesmen, Orr won 6 of 7 first quarter face offs en route to his 12 of 21 day at the X (57%), and scooped up a team high eight ground balls in a 13-6 win. He then followed that up winning 13 of 19 draws and scooped up eight ground balls in a 18-7 loss to BU. For the season Orr has been excellent at the X, winning 65 of 105 draws (62%) and scooping up 31 ground balls.
6. Danny Seibel, Jr. Attack Villanova: After falling to Brown 19-8 a year ago, Seibel and the Wildcats looked to enact some revenge on the Bears in 2017. The junior scored two goals and added an assist, as Villanova outlasted Brown 17-15 in a game that saw almost 100 shots (92) between both teams. The Wildcats have a huge week ahead, as they host Bucknell and travel to Maryland to face the #2 Terps.
7. Sam Cleveland, So. Attack Colgate: After falling to Patriot League foe Lehigh, Colgate rebounded with a decisive win over regional rival Hobart. Against the Statesmen, Cleveland scored two goals and added two assists in a 13-6 win. He then notched two assists in a 18-7 loss to Patriot League rival Boston University. For the year the righty sniper has 16 points on seven goals and nine assists for the 2-4 Raiders. Colgate will look to get back on track as they host Siena for a weekend matchup.
8. Connor Hunt, Fr. Midfield Gettysburg: Hunt helped the Bullets get back on track after suffering tough loses to #1 Salisbury, #11 Stevenson and #8 York. The freshman was dominate, winning 10 of 12 draws and scooping up seven ground balls in a 13-6 win over Eastern. The Bullets will travel south to take on Roanoke before hosting Widener to end their out of conference schedule.
9. Will Jennings, Sr. Attack Endicott: It’s been a tough start for the Gulls in 2017, but Jennings has been stellar in his senior season. Against Middlebury, Jennings scored three goals and added an assist in a 17-7 loss to the Panthers. He then followed that up with a team-high six points (3g,3a) in a 18-10 loss to #3 Tufts. Jennings currently leads the Gulls in goals (10), assists (8) and points (18).
10. JT Kelly, So. Attack RPI: Kelly and the Engineers looked to upset the #2 ranked RIT Tigers this past weekend in the Carrier Dome. Kelly scored a team high four goals, but it wasn’t enough, as the Tigers added a late push to avoid the upset 14-9. The sophomore currently sits second on the team in points with 10 (5g,5a), and will look to help RPI bounce back with a game against Whittier in California.