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MLC Selects Players Of The Week For Feb. 12-18

Connor Houlihan (l), Sam Sanko (r)
Connor Houlihan (l), Sam Sanko (r)

Marian University's Connor Houlihan and Benedictine University's Sam Sanko have been named the Midwest Lacrosse Conference offensive and defensive players of the week for events of Feb. 12-18, as selected by the league's sports information directors.

Houlihan (Bridgeview, Ill.) had a six-point week to lead the Sabre offense as they opened their inaugural season. The rookie attacker had a five-point game against the University of Dallas where he scored four goals, one with a man-advantage, and an assist. He also scooped up eight ground balls and forced a pair of turnovers against the Crusaders.

Sanko (Naperville, Ill.) set a single-game program record by making 21 saves in the Eagles' season-opening loss to Carthage College.


Other offensive nominations: Aidan Connolly, Concordia Wisconsin; Dalton Teague, Fontbonne; Jeff Knapp, Monmouth;

Other defensive nominations: Paul Fisher, Concordia Wisconsin; Nick Fresta, Fontbonne; Gavin Taquino, Marian.