College lacrosse: Brown's Bellistri, Cornell's Donville named players of the week
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
Kylor Bellistri | Brown | Sr. | A | Potomac, Maryland
Simply put, no one had a more efficient week that Brown’s Kylor Bellistri. The senior attack totaled 16 points in the Bears’ wins at Holy Cross and versus Michigan, having a hand in 40 percent of the teams goals last week.
Bellistri scored a career-high seven goals on 10 shots in a 20-7 win over the Crusaders and added six more in a 22-8 rout of the Wolverines.
Bellistri ranks second among Division I players with 20 goals scored through five games.
Brown opens its conference schedule Saturday, March 19, at No. 14 Harvard.
Defensive Player of the Week
Brennan Donville | Cornell | Sr. | G | Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Cornell goalie Brennan Donville totaled a career-high with 16 saves in the Big Red’s upset of then-No. 17 Virginia. Donville recorded 10 saves in the third quarter to help keep Cornell on pace with the Cavaliers. The Big Red then outscored Virginia, 5-1, in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Donville added another 14 saves to his season total as Cornell escaped Colgate in a 6-5 win and career-high .737 save percentage.
Cornell next faces No. 4 Yale on Saturday, March 19.
Honorable Mentions: Tyler Bogart, UMass (offense); Alex Ready, Denver (defense); Blaze Riorden, Albany (defense); Ryan Sharpe, Bryant (offense).