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
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).