Trainor Collects CAA Rookie of the Week

Men’s lacrosse freshman Jeff Trainor had four points in the win over Delaware

RICHMOND, Va. – University of Massachusetts men’s lacrosse freshman Jeff Trainor earned Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week on Monday, as announced by the league office. Trainor produced four points via two goals and a pair of assists during the team’s 9-6 comeback win over Delaware on Sat., April 1. It marks Trainor’s second CAA Rookie of the Week award this season.

Trainor assisted on goals in the second and third quarters before he scored twice in the decisive fourth quarter. He had two of the team’s four consecutive game-ending goals that turned a 6-5 deficit into the 9-6 victory. Trainor’s first goal went as the eventual game-winner at the 8:31 mark of the fourth when Trainor scored with the 30-second shot clock timer on. He added an insurance tally and capped scoring with 2:12 to go.

Trainor’s four-point outing marked a single-game career high while it was also his third-straight game with two goals. Nine of his 10 points on the season have come in his last three games (six goals, three assists), including three straight two-goal efforts.

Hofstra’s Jack Concannon and Towson’s Tyler Mayes share CAA Player of the Week. Concannon made 16 saves in a 10-6 Pride win over Fairfield while Mayes had eight groundballs and six caused turnovers during the Tigers’ 8-7 win over Drexel.

The Minutemen continue CAA play at Towson (5-3 overall, 1-0 CAA) on Sat., April 8 at Noon.