College men's lacrosse: Byrnes, Major take players of the week honors
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
Paul Major | Delaware | Jr. | A | Royersford, Pennsylvania
Delaware moved back into the thick of the CAA race as junior Paul Major scored four goals to lead the Blue Hens to a 10-7 upset victory at then-No. 6 Towson Saturday. Major scored two goals in the first quarter and one in the second as Delaware took a 6-4 lead at halftime and never trailed. His fourth goal of the day came with eight seconds left in the third quarter pushed lead to 8-4. He also had a ground ball. It was the fifth career hat trick for Major and his fourth of the season.
Defensive Player of the Week
Liam Byrnes | Marquette | Sr. | LSM | West Islip, New York
Byrnes helped the Golden Eagles to its fourth Big East win of the year helping to hold Providence to seven goals, despite a second half rally by the Friars. Playing on the wing and at close defense, Byrnes caused four Friars turnovers, a league-best for the week. He also picked up three groundballs. Earlier in the week, Byrnes scooped eight ground balls, caused a pair of turnovers and chipped in an assist as Marquette nearly upset No. 1 Notre Dame before falling 8-7 in overtime Wednesday.
Honorable mention: Deemer Class, Duke (offense); Danny Fowler, Duke (defense); Will Gural, Brown (offense); TJ Jones, Bryant (defense); Ian MacKay, Vermont (offense); Mike Rastivo, Saint Joseph's (offense); John Trainor, Navy (defense).