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Jared Thompson | NCAA.com | March 30, 2016

Doug Gouchoe, Connor Kelly 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
Connor Kelly | Maryland | So. | M | Easton, Connecticut

Kelly scored a career-high six points as Maryland defeated then-No. 12 North Carolina, 11-8, Saturday.

Two of Kelly’s three goals came within a minutes of each other as he put Maryland on the board and scored the go-ahead point. Kelly was involved in each of the Terps first five scores.

The sophomore added one goal and one assist to his season total in Tuesday’s 13-8 win over Penn.

Maryland next plays at Michigan Saturday, April 2.


Defensive Player of the Week
Doug Gouchoe | Air Force | Sr. | G| Concord, Massachusetts

Gouchoe recorded 26 saves and a .650 save percentage for the week in Air Force’s 10-9 overtime win over Duke and 7-5 victory versus Detroit.

Against the Blue Devils, the senior collected 17 saves and limited Duke’s third-ranked scoring offense to nine goals, six below its season average.

Gouchoe leads the Southern Conference in save percentage (.584) and goals against average (7.00) and ranks fifth and seventh nationally in those categories, respectively.

Air Force next visits Bellarmine in Louisville, Kentucky, Saturday, April 2.

Honorable Mentions: Deemer Class, Duke (offense); Billy Lombardi, Penn State (defense); Matt Rambo, Maryland (offense); Jacob Stover, Loyola (defense).

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