Every week during the regular season, we’ll award an NCAA.com Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week for Division I men’s lacrosse.

Offensive Player of the Week
Sam Llinares | Hofstra | Sr. | A | Hauppauge, N.Y.

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Llinares scored a game-high five goals in Hofstra’s 10-5 upset of then-No. 5 North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday, Feb. 20. Llinares scored at least one goal in each quarter. His two goals in the third extended the Pride lead to 9-2, while his goal in the fourth ended a UNC scoring run and increase the lead to 10-4. Llinares is in a three-way tie as the Division I scoring leader with five goals per game. Tuesday night, the Hofstra senior was among the players named to the Tewaaraton Award watch list.

Defensive Player of the Week
Shane Doss | Notre Dame | Jr. | G | Glen Ridge, N.J.

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Doss made six first-quarter saves as Notre Dame rushed to a 4-0 advantage and eventual 12-7 victory over then No. 14-Georgetown at the Cobb County Classic on Saturday, Feb. 20. Doss finished with 14 saves and five ground balls in the season-opening win.

Honorable Mentions: (Offense) Tyler Pace, Denver; Zach Herreweyers, Loyola; (Defense) Luke Palmadesso, Villanova; Ben Williams, Syracuse.