Travis Ford Earns Second CAA Rookie of the Week Honor
Freshman scored two goals, including the game-winner, in Fairfield’s victory over Towson
RICHMOND, Va. – Travis Ford (Webster, N.Y.) of the Fairfield University men’s lacrosse team has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week for the second time this season, as announced today by the conference office. Ford scored two goals in the Stags’ 9-8 win over No. 15 Towson on Saturday afternoon at Rafferty Stadium.
Ford’s first goal of the day came on the Stags’ first extra-man opportunity as he rifled home a pass from Drew Murray with just two seconds to go in the opening quarter. The marker staked Fairfield to a 3-1 lead after the opening period of action and started the Stags on a four-goal run to build a 6-1 cushion that they would not relinquish. Ford struck against in the fourth quarter, rattling the cage with 4:15 to play to notch the goal that stood up as the game-winner.
On the season, Ford ranks second on the Stags behind Colin Burke and fourth among CAA freshmen with 19 goals. He leads the Stags with five man-up goals and three game-winners. Ford has also dished out a pair of assists to round out his total at 21 points.
Ford previously earned Rookie of the Week laurels after scoring four goals in the 11-10 double-overtime loss at No. 15 Yale on March 11.
The Stags will complete the 2017 season this Friday, April 28 with Senior Night on Conway Field at Rafferty Stadium. Fairfield will recognize its nine-member senior class prior to a 7 p.m. faceoff win CAA foe Delaware.
Brown’s Dylan Molloy Named Ivy Player of the Week; Phil Goss Earns Ivy Rookie of the Week Honors
Providence, R.I. – Following Brown wins over #20 Providence and Cornell, Bears’ senior All-American attackman Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY), the fifth leading scorer in NCAA lacrosse history, was named the Ivy League Player of the Week, and freshman goalie Phil Goss (San Francisco, CA) was selected Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
Molloy, the 2016 Tewaaraton Award recipient as the national player of the year, had three goals and two assists in Brown’s 13-12 double overtime victory over the Friars, assisting on the game-winning goal. He scored four goals and distributed three assists in the Bears’ 13-10 victory over Cornell to gain the third seed in the upcoming Ivy League Tournament (May 5 & 7).
Goss, who leads the nation with 13.08 saves per game, made 13 saves against Providence, including one in overtime to keep the game tied. He registered 10 of his 14 saves in the second half against Cornell, including seven in the fourth quarter alone.
The Bears are back in action again Tuesday evening, April 25 at Bryant in a battle for the Ocean State Cup. Face-off is 7:00 pm