Perry, N.Y. – Lynn University lacrosse sophomore Dryden Brous continues to pick up the awards this week as the Fighting Knight has been selected to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division II Team of the Week, as announced by the organization on Tuesday.
Brous is the third Fighting Knight this season to be picked to the USILA's Team of the Week, joining Nick Howard and Xander Cosenza.
It was another week at the office for Brous, the team's faceoff specialist, who had two more huge performances as the Fighting Knights split their pair of SSC contests. The Blue and White first routed Palm Beach Atlantic at home, 21-4, before falling in the final seconds at No. 6 Saint Leo, 11-10.
For the week, Brous took 43 draws, winning 37, for an incredible 86.0 faceoff-winning percentage. He also picked up 32 ground balls, averaging 16 per game.
Against the Sailfish, Brous went 18-for-19 on faceoffs while adding a game-high 15 ground balls and his fourth goal of the season.
At Saint Leo, he had another phenomenal day at the faceoff X, taking all 24 draws in the game and winning 19. He did almost all of the work himself, picking up 17 ground balls. Brous' 17 ground balls ties his own program record set earlier this season vs. Florida Southern. His 19 faceoff wins are four shy of his own school record and are tied for fourth-most in a game all-time.
For the season, Brous now leads the country in ground balls per game (11.27) and ranks second in the nation in faceoff winning percentage (78.2).
USILA D2 Team of the Week
Anthony Alfonso, Chowan
Finished with 19 points last week on the strength of 14 goals and five assists. He also added 11 ground balls and caused five turnovers as part of a two-win week.
Shlomo Amar, NYIT
Dominated faceoffs in big wins against Wheeling Jesuit and No. 10 Mercy, winning 73.8 percent of his attempts on the week (31 wins) while adding 17 ground balls.
Charlie Bertrand, Merrimack
Led Merrimack with 11 points last week on the strength of nine goals. He tied his career-high with a seven-point performance at #9 Pace (5g, 2a) and also had four goals in a win over Franklin Pierce last Wednesday.
Dryden Brous, Lynn
Sunshine State Conference Specialist of the Week finished with 37 face-off wins, posting an 86.0% clip on the X last week. Also added 32 ground balls and a goal in that span.
Anthony Busconi, Saint Anselm
Led Saint Anselm in point scoring, helping the Hawks to their first win against a Top 10 opponent since 2012 after finishing with 10 points. He scored seven goals and added three helpers with two ground balls in that span.
Adam Golia, Lincoln Memorial
Posted a 17-point week over the course of two games, helping Lincoln clinch a home playoff game. He helped set up 12 goals while scoring five more himself and also had four ground balls and a caused turnover.
Connor Larkin, Belmont Abbey
Played excellent long pole midfield with seven ground balls, an assist and a huge caused turnover to help seal Belmont Abbey's win over Limestone in its only game last week.
Nick Lavoy, Chowan
Posted 17 points during the week with 12 goals and five assists. Scored a program best 11 points against Emmanuel, scoring seven goals while recording four assists in that win.
Michael Saladino, Georgian Court
The CACC Player of the Week finished with eight points on the strength of seven goals and an assist over the course of two games. He also scooped up seven ground balls and caused a turnover.
Andrew Zito, NYIT
Scored tiebreaking goal to open fourth quarter and NYIT didn't trail again en route to 9-7 win at No. 10 Mercy as part of an 11-point week. Finished with five goals and six helpers with one caused turnover.