1. George Prince, Fr. Attack Dartmouth: Prince has had an impressive start to his college career, leading the Big Green offense as a freshman in 2018. Against BU, Prince was held scoreless in a frustrating 10-4 loss to the Terriers. He then exploded for a career high seven points (3g,4a), as the Big Green fell to Sacred Heart 17-11. Through three games Prince leads the Big Green in points (11) and assists (7). He will look to continue his hot start against Wagner on Saturday.
2. Rob Shaw, Sr. Goaltender Harvard: Shaw continued his strong start to 2018, helping the Crimson to a 1-1 week and a big win over Umass. In a heartbreaking loss to Holy Cross, Shaw made 13 saves (including one in the first overtime) in a 10-9 2OT loss to the Crusaders. Against Umass, Shaw made 11 saves to lead the Crimson to a 16-11 win over the regional rival. Shaw now sits three career saves away (he has 375) from moving into 9th all-time in the Harvard record books.
3. Stephen DeLeo, Jr. Attack Haverford: The big lefty had a huge day for Haverford, scoring his second career hat trick to lead the Fords to a 10-6 win over Eastern University. The win puts Haverford at 1-1 in 2018, as they look to have their first winning season since 2011 (11-4). DeLeo will look to build off of a strong sophomore campaign that saw him score 22 points (15g,7a) and pick up an impressive 27 ground balls.
4. Matt Paul, Fr. Attack Dartmouth: The freshman is no stranger to scoring goals, and has been able to find the back of the net early in 2018. Early in the week against BU, Paul had one goal in a 10-4 loss to the Terriers. He then notched a hat trick in a 17-11 loss to Sacred Heart. With six goals, Paul currently leads the Big Green in goals through three games. He will look to continue his scoring touch against Wagner this weekend.
5. Chris Casey, Sr. LSM Franklin & Marshall: Casey has been a huge reason for the recent success of the #11 Diplomats during the past few seasons. Against Frostburg, Casey scored a goal, scooped up three ground balls and caused three turnovers in a 20-9 win. Casey is now poised to have his best collegiate year, as he has already tied his career high in caused turnovers with four. The Diplomats have two big contests this week, heading to Susquehanna and then hosting Washington & Lee.
6. James Burr, Jr. Attack BU: The BU sniper opened up the week with two goals and an assist, as the Terriers downed Dartmouth 10-4. He then scored a goal in a 10-8 loss to Patriot League rival Navy. At 2-2 Burr has been a consistent leader for the Terrier offense in 2018. The junior currently leads BU in goals with eight, and sits second on the team in points with eleven. The Terriers look to get back on track as they hit the road to play Bryant and Air Force this week.
7. Brandon Grinnell, So. Attack Manhattan: Grinnell was a key cog to a 2-0 week for the Jaspers with wins over Lafayette and Bellarmine. Against Lafayette, the sophomore notched two goals in a 12-9 win. He then scored the eventual game winning goal, as the Jaspers outlasted Bellarmine 10-9. At 3-2 in 2018, Manhattan have already matched their 2017 win total. They will look to make it four wins in a row as they host Virginia after a full week off (3/7).
8. Danny Seibel, Sr. Attack Villanova: After being the hero last week in a win over Yale, the Wildcats and Seibel had the tall task of taking on a talented Hofstra squad. The senior Captain scored a goal and added an assist, as Villanova downed the Pride 7-2. At 3-0 in 2018 Villanova has had its best start since 2012 and is currently ranked #8 by the USILA. Seibel and his teammates will look to keep the dream season going with local rival Drexel and Delaware this week.
9. Jon Nassif, Sr. Attack Keene State: As a junior Nassif averaged a point a game for the 14-4 Owls in 2017. In 2018 he’s off to a great start, scoring two goals in a 18-11 win over RPI. Nassif and his Owl teammates are looking to make it five consecutive Little East Conference Championships in a row, a feat that would also give them the most titles in LEC history (9). The Owls can keep the momentum rolling, as they have two huge contests against Western New England and Tufts this week.
10. Nathan Maselek, Jr. Goaltender Clark: Maselek has been a stonewall early for the 2-0 Cougars in 2018. Against Johnson & Wales, Maselek made 11 saves and only surrendered three goals (79% save percentage) in a 19-11 win. Currently the junior boasts 27 saves and holds a 68% save percentage through two starts for the Cougars. Clark now has their biggest test to date, as the Cougars host Skidmore on Wednesday.