1. Danny Seibel, Sr. Attack Villanova: Coach Seibel has been the king of clutch during his career for the Wildcats; but 2018 has been something special for the former Belmont Hill attackman. After helping Villanova to their best start and national ranking in program history, Seibel once again came through when the Wildcats needed it most. In his only game of the week Seibel scored six goals (including the game winner in overtime), as the Wildcats needed extra time to defeat Fairfield 13-12 . For the season Seibel current sits tied for the team lead in goals (22) and second on the team in points (27) for the 7-2 Wildcats. They will hit the road to open BIG EAST play this coming weekend against Marquette.
2. JT Kelly, Jr. Attack/Midfield RPI: The junior came out on fire, leading the Engineers to a huge upset win over #16 Ithaca. Against the Bombers, Kelly scored a hat trick and assisted on three others, as RPI won handily 16-7. The win moved RPI to 5-1 on the season and 2-0 in Liberty League play. Kelly currently leads the Engineers in assists with nine and sits third on the team in points with 15. They will look to move to 7-1 on the season with games against Plattsburgh and Skidmore this week.
3. Rob Shaw, Sr. Goaltender Harvard: Shaw continued his assault on the Crimson record books, helping Harvard to two huge victories over BU and Dartmouth. Against BU, Shaw made 8 saves in an OT come from behind victory over the Terriers. He then made 10 saves to lead Harvard to a 10-8 win over Ivy League rival Dartmouth. Shaw now sits at #6 in all time saves for Harvard with 437 career saves for the 7-1 Crimson. He and his Harvard teammates will have their biggest test to date, as they take on #1 Albany midweek.
4. James Burr, Jr. Attack BU: It has been an up and down season for the Terriers in 2018. Against Harvard, Burr scored a team high five goals and added an assist, as BU fell 19-18 in OT to the Crimson. At 4-5 entering their Patriot League matchup with Lafayette, it was critical for BU to come out on the winning end to keep their post season hopes alive. Burr scored two goals and added one assist, as BU got back on track with a 12-8 win over the Leopards. The win puts BU in contention for the final spot in the Patriot League tournament. At 1-3 in league, the Terriers have a must win game this coming weekend with Patriot League foe Lehigh.
5. Collin Orr, Sr. Midfield Colgate: The senior Captain has been a huge reason for the success of the Raiders in 2018, helping Colgate to an upset win over West Point this week. Orr won 12 of 18 draws and scooped up three ground balls in a 8-6 win over the Black Knights. The current Patriot League leader in face-off win percentage (62%), Orr also has 47 ground balls which is good for fourth in the league. He will look to help Colgate make it four straight victories, as the Raiders host Loyola this weekend.
6. Josh Kirson, Rs. Fr. Goaltender Ohio State: Kirson was electric in his first collegiate start, making thirteen saves (59% save percentage) in a 9-8 loss to #4 Notre Dame. After splitting time the week prior in a loss to Denver, Nick Myers put his faith in the redshirt freshman against the Fighting Irish. Though the Buckeyes did fall, it’s safe to say Kirson was exceptional in net, making four saves down the stretch to give the Buckeyes a chance to tie the game late. Kirson and Ohio State will look to end their recent losing streak, as the Buckeyes host Big 10 rivals Penn State this coming weekend.
7. Angus O’Rourke, Jr. Midfield Williams: After Williams struggled early in the week in a loss to Stevens Tech, the Ephs were in dire need for a victory over Bates. O’Rourke was ready, turning his best performance of 2018 (1g/15-23 FO/9gb) in a 17-8 pounding of Bates. The junior currently sits ninth in the NESCAC in ground balls with 29 and boasts a 50% FO percentage for the 3-3 Ephs. Williams hits the road for two big out of conference games against MIT and Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO.
8. George Prince, Fr. Attack Dartmouth: The Big Green freshman continued his reign as the top scorer for Dartmouth in 2018. Against UVA, Prince notched a goal and added an assist in a 12-6 loss. He then scored a hat trick in a 10-8 loss to Ivy League rival Harvard. For the season Prince leads Dartmouth in points (20) and assists (10) for the 2-5 Big Green. They will look to get back on track with an in conference tilt with red hot Cornell.
9. Drew Bourdeau, Sr. Defense St. Anselm: Bourdeau has been a stalwart for the Hawks for the last four seasons, and has continued where he left off after an All-New England award winning junior year. The senior caused a game high three turnovers and scooped up two ground balls, as St. Anselm downed Franklin Pierce 17-11. For his career Bourdeau is just four ground balls shy of the career milestone of 100, and now has 50 career caused turnovers for the Hawks.
10. Johnny Hincks, So. Midfield Williams: Hincks has been a consistent form of offense for the Ephs in 2018. In a 15-10 loss to Stevens Tech, Hincks scored a goal and added three assists. He then scored a goal and added two assists in a 17-8 pounding of Bates. The sophomore currently leads Williams in assists (9) and is tied for the team lead in points (16) for the 3-3 Ephs. Williams will look to move to 5-3 with games against MIT and Colorado College this week.