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Jared Thompson | NCAA.com | March 9, 2016

Connor Fields, Tyler White are men's 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
Connor Fields | Albany | So. | A | Amherst, N.Y.

Fields totaled 12 points wins against Cornell and UMass in the past week.

The sophomore scored four goals in a 12-8 decision over the Big Red, including two plus an assist as the Great Danes jumped to a 4-1 lead.

Fields added another six points to his career totals, passing the century mark, Tuesday in a 16-4 win over UMass. He scored four goals, including three straight in the second and third quarters as Albany opened with eight unanswered scores.

Albany next visits No. 11 Maryland on Wednesday, March 16.

Defensive Player of the Week
Tyler White | Towson | RS-Sr. | G | Elmira Heights, N.Y.

White backstopped the Towson Tigers to a 2-0 week with a 10-8 victory over then-No. 5 Loyola and a 14-6 win against UMBC.

The redshirt senior finished the week with 19 saves, including 16 against Loyola; a 6.67 goals against average and .613 save percentage.

Towson has not let an opponent reach double-digit scoring this season but will be tested with games at No. 14 Johns Hopkins, Saturday, March 12, and No. 19 Ohio State, Tuesday, March 15.


Honorable Mentions: (Offense) Tim Barber, Syracuse; Devin Dwyer, Harvard; Mark Hojnoski, Mount St. Mary's; (Defense) Matt Landis, Notre Dame; Matt Rees, Navy; Blaze Riorden, Albany.

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