ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Lenoir-Rhyne attack Joe Buduo has been named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, and Queens long-stick midfielder Griffin Stechmiller has been named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week for games played April 9-15, the League announced today.
Buduo, a junior from Shrewsbury, Mass., led the Bears to a pair of SAC victories and at least a share of their third straight SAC Regular Season Title. For the week, he scored eight goals with four assists for 12 points. He found the back of the net six times and had two assists in the Bear's 20-11 win over Catawba. He then scored two more goals with another two assists in Lenoir-Rhyne's 14-6 win versus Mars Hill. Buduo also established two new records at Lenoir-Rhyne this week. He is now the Bears' all-time single-season record-holder in goals scored with 54 and points with 76.
Stechmiller, a junior from Charlotte, N.C., helped the Royals win two SAC games last week, and extend their winning streak to six. He anchored the defense in the Royal's 13-1 win over Newberry with six caused turnovers, four ground balls and an assist. He followed that performance with another great game against Catawba, where he scored two goals with three ground balls and a caused turnover.
This is Buduo's third Player of the Week honor this season, while this marks the first Player of the Week honor for Stechmiller this season.
2018 SAC AstroTurf Men's Lacrosse Offensive Players of the Week
Feb. 5 – Adam Golia, Lincoln Memorial
Feb. 12 – Eric Dickinson, Lenoir-Rhyne
Feb. 19 – Chris Ryan, Tusculum
Feb. 26 – Dima Ferreira, Mars Hill
Mar. 5 – Stone Boone, Newberry
Mar. 12 – Joe Buduo, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mar. 19 – Chris Tucker, Lincoln Memorial
Mar. 26 – Joe Buduo, Lenoir-Rhyne
Apr. 2 – Seth Grimwood, Wingate
Apr. 9 – Kealan Pilon, Queens
Apr. 16 – Joe Buduo, Lenoir-Rhyne
2018 SAC AstroTurf Men's Lacrosse Defensive Players of the Week
Feb. 5 – Ryan Crompton, Lenoir-Rhyne
Feb. 12 – Ryan Crompton, Lenoir-Rhyne
Feb. 19 – David Byrne, Queens
Feb. 26 – Anthony Valenza, Queens
Mar. 5 – Kevin Geiger, Catawba
Mar. 12 – Ryan Crompton, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mar. 19 – Michael Kessler, Lincoln Memorial
Mar. 26 – Chris Hagy, Coker
Apr. 2 – Ryan Crompton, Lenoir-Rhyne
Apr. 9 – Jacob Ormerod, Wingate
Apr. 16 – Griffin Stechmiller, Queens
AstroTurf is an official corporate partner of the South Atlantic Conference and title sponsor of the Conference's Player of the Week awards program.
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