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Jared Thompson | NCAA.com | March 4, 2015

LAX-ers of the Week

  Jozokos led North Carolina's upset of No. 1 Denver with a career-high five ground balls.

Offensive Player of the Week

Zach Currier, Princeton

Sophomore | Midfield | 6-0 | 180 | Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Currier defined clutch performance in the Tigers’ overtime win against then-No. 12 Johns Hopkins.

He totaled five points on two goals and three assists and was 6-of-8 on face-offs, saving most of his superlatives for the finish. Down by two in the fourth quarter, Currier won a face-off and an acrobatic ground ball that led to his second goal.

Princeton then tied Johns Hopkins with just seven seconds to play. Currier won the overtime face-off and then drew a penalty that gained an extra-man opportunity from which Princeton capitalized.

The 16-15 decision soared Princeton eight spots to No. 10 in this week’s Inside Lacrosse poll.

The Tigers (3-0) visit No. 9 Maryland (3-1) on Saturday.

 

Defensive Player of the Week

Tate Jozokos, North Carolina

Sophomore | Midfield | 6-0 | 200 | Wolfeboro, N.H.

Jozokos played possibly the best game of his career in a 12-10 upset of No. 1 Denver.

He tallied a career-high five ground balls and limited the Pioneers’ first-string midfielders to two goals on only four shots. Denver midfielders combined for just eight shots and four goals in the game.

Two ground balls from face-offs proved especially important for North Carolina. In those possessions, Jozokos assisted a second-quarter goal that closed a two-goal deficit and then scored his second career goal early in the third quarter to put the Tar Heels in the lead for good.

No. 2 North Carolina (5-0)  hosts Manhattan (0-5) Saturday and Bryant (1-3) on Tuesday.

 

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