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Jared Thompson | NCAA.com | February 24, 2016

Shane Doss, Sam Llinares 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
Sam Llinares | Hofstra | Sr. | A | Hauppauge, N.Y.

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.

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.

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