PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 17, 2014) – Rutgers men’s lacrosse sophomore GK Kris Alleyne (New City, N.Y.) was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, while freshman A Christian Trasolini (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) earned conference weekly honor roll recognition, the conference announced Monday.
Alleyne anchored a Rutgers defense that allowed just six goals in its BIG EAST opener. The sophomore made 15 saves against 21 shots on goal (.714 percent), helping the Scarlet Knights to a 12-6 victory over Providence on March 15. He also collected three ground balls.
Trasolini posted a career-high six points in the 12-6 win at Providence (March 15). The freshman tallied a personal-best three assists, while tying his career high in goals (three) and ground balls (two).
This marked the fourth time in his career that Alleyne has received league weekly honors and the first time for Trasolini. It’s Alleyne’s first BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week recognition.
Alleyne earned his second honor of the season, while Trasolini joins Alleyne, senior D Nick Contino (Branchburg, N.J.), senior A Scott Klimchak (Clark, N.J.), freshman Connor Murphy (Cliftion, Va.), and junior M Rich Rambo (Abington, Pa.), who also received conference weekly honors this season. Klimchak was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on Feb. 24.
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