Senior Named to Team of the Week for First Time of His Career
WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 12, 2019) – After setting a new program record of points in a game, and earning a career high for goals and points in a game, senior attackman Greg Taicher has been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's (USILA) Division II Team of the Week, organization officials announced Tuesday.
This marks the first USILA DII Team of the Week honor for Taicher in his career.
Taicher set a new program record for overall points in a game with nine, and notched new career highs for goals and points in a game as he helped the Tars to a 12-8 regional win over Westminster College (Utah) on Sunday afternoon. The Berwyn, Pa. native scored six goals and chipped in three assists for nine points on the day, while adding four ground balls. Rollins is now 4-1 on the season, and has won three straight with Taicher's help.
Taicher is joined by nine additional players from across the country on this week's Team of the Week.
USILA D2 Team of the Week for March 12, 2018
Greg Taicher, Rollins (Sr., A, Berwyn, Pa.)
Taicher earned a career-high in both goals (6) and overall points (9) in a game as he helped the Tars win their third straight with a 12-8 regional win over Westminster (Utah).
Keegan Bell, Tusculum (Sr., M, Port Coquitlam, B.C.)
Bell had a pair of six-goal games as the Pioneers extended their winning streak to five in a row with wins over Mars Hill (15-13) and Barton (22-12). Against Mars Hill, he became the fifth player in program history to reach 100 career points.
Connor Farrell, LIU Post (Sr., FO, Holtsville, N.Y.)
Farrell set two NCAA Div. II records during a win against No. 1 Merrimack. He won 34-of-37 faceoff attempts and added 30 ground balls on the day. Both are the best single-game marks across all three divisions this season.
William Snelders, LIU Post (So., A, Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.)
Snelders scored five goals against No. 1 Merrimack. He scored the game-tying goal with seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime before notching the game-winning goal in overtime.
Parker Kump, Indianapolis (Sr., A, Surrey, British Columbia)
Kump scored a season-high six goals in a conference win over Young Harris, adding four ground balls
Erich Wiitala, Indianapolis (Fr., D, Louisville, KY)
Wiitala caused a game-high five turnovers in conference win over Young Harris, including five ground balls
Charlie Bertrand, Merrimack (Jr., A, Baldwinsville, N.Y.)
Bertrand followed up his first-ever 10-point outing from last Sunday with a 12-point afternoon that included eight goals and four assists. He became the first Warrior to net 12 points in a game since All-American Greg Melaugh '13 had an identical amount during the 2009 season.
Brian Loughlin, Saint Michael's (Gr, A, Kingston, N.Y.)
Loughlin recorded five goals and three assists during a 16-7 victory over Post on Saturday, notching seven of his points before halftime before handing out a final assist 35 seconds into the fourth quarter.
Lucas Shafer, Maryville (Sr., A, Hamburg, N.Y.)
Shafer posted six goals and added three assists in a contest at Shorter. He followed up with two goals and seven assists at Montevallo as the Saints won two road contests.
Andrew Avarello, Mount Olive (So., GK, Clarence, N.Y.)
Avarello in two wins this week, recorded 12 saves against Walsh with an 80% save percentage and three goals-against and against FSC had 18 saves with a 69.2% save percentage and eight goals-against.
Rollins men's lacrosse returns to action on Wednesday, March 13, when they take on RV/No. 20 Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction, Colo. Game time against the Mavericks is set for 9 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Mountain time. Fans who are unable to support the Tars in person will be able to follow all of the action with links to live coverage on RollinsSports.com.
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