ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week for games played during April 8 through April 14. Wingate captured offensive and defensive honors with Alex Llerandi and Alex Cordero, respectively.
A senior attack, Llerandi erupted for eight goals and three assists in two SAC wins during the week. The Marietta, Ga. native started off with a hat trick and two assists in the 20-8 victory over Coker, adding four ground balls and a caused turnover. He then piled up five goals and an assists in the 12-5 downing of Tusculum, collecting four more ground balls. Llerandi scored his 100th career goal against the Cobras. This is Llerandi's first Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season.
A freshman goalkeeper, Cordero tallied 14 saves in two games to extend the Bulldogs' win streak to four. The Valrico, Fla. native also scooped up three ground balls. This is Cordero's first Defensive Player of the Week honor of the season.
2019 SAC AstroTurf Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week
Feb. 4 – Jake Trafton, Mars Hill
Feb. 11 – Joe Venazio, Coker
Feb. 18 – Brady Kearnan, Newberry
Feb. 25 – Quinn Tallant, Queens
Mar. 4 – Dylan Mansur, Newberry
Mar. 11 – Keegan Bell, Tusculum
Mar. 18 – Joe Buduo, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mar. 25 – Joe Barber, Catawba
Apr. 1 – Cole Fanzo, Catawba
Apr. 8 – Joe Buduo, Lenoir-Rhyne
Apr. 15 – Alex Llerandi, Wingate
2019 SAC AstroTurf Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week
Feb. 4 – None
Feb. 11 – Justin Messersmith, Newberry
Feb. 18 – Kyle Hornik, Queens
Feb. 25 – Kyle Hornik, Queens
Mar. 4 – Mike DiLegge, Wingate
Mar. 11 – Chris Hagy, Coker
Mar. 18 – Noah Johnson, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mar. 25 – Kevin Geiger, Catawba
Apr. 1 – Sean Moran, Wingate
Apr. 8 – Noah Johnson, Lenoir-Rhyne
Apr. 15 – Alex Cordero, Wingate
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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