Senior Earns National Honors for Second Time in his Career
WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 9, 2019) – For his efforts on the field last week helping the Tars to back-to-back victories, Rollins senior defender Evan Schimek 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 second USILA DII Team of the Week honor of his career after a week that saw him help the Tars to two Sunshine State Conference victories, including an 11-10 upset over then No. 14 Saint Leo.
Schimek was also selected as SSC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in Rollins' wins over No. 14 Saint Leo University (11-10) and Florida Southern College (20-11). The Fort Lauderdale, Florida native caused six turnovers and picked up eight ground balls across the two conference games. Schimek's 2.50 caused turnovers per game ranks second in the SSC.
The Fort Lauderdale, Fla. native is joined by nine additional players from across the country on this week's USILA Division II Team of the Week.
USILA D2 Team of the Week | Week 9 | April 9, 2018
Evan Schimek, Rollins (Sr., D, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Evan helped the Tars win back-to-back Sunshine State Conference games, including a victory over No. 14 Saint Leo. He earned four ground balls and three caused turnovers against both the Lions and Florida Southern.
Devin Andrews, Le Moyne (SO., A, Canandaigua, N.Y.)
Devin registered 10 points in sixth-ranked Le Moyne's 2-0 week. He tallied seven points in a 20-6 win over Franklin Pierce on Tuesday and scored three goals in an 11-6 victory at seventh-ranked Pace on Saturday
Cody Bielec, Young Harris (SO., A/M, Niagara Falls, N.Y.)
Cody set a program-record with nine goals and 14 points in 24-3 GLVC win over Shorter.
Dryden Brous, Lynn (JR., FO, Ocean City, Md.)
Brous had another strong week at the face-off X as the Fighting Knights picked up two crucial SSC victories to extend their winning streak to five games. Brous took all but one face-off over the two games, winning 36-of-48 attempts for a 75% success clip. He did a large majority of the work himself, winning 23 ground balls, while also scoring a goal on offense. Against Florida Tech, Brous went 20-of-28 on faceoffs with a game-high 11 ground balls. He followed up with another strong performance versus Embry-Riddle, scoring his third goal of the season while winning 16-of-20 faceoffs with a game-high 12 ground balls.
Max Eismann, Seton Hill (JR., GK, Rochester, N.Y.)
Eismann made a career-high 20 saves in the Griffins 13-11 win over #11 Mercyhurst. He made 13 saves in the first half as SHU took a 7-2 halftime lead.
Connor Farrell, LIU Post (SR., FO, Holtsville, N.Y.)
Finished 36-for-37 at the faceoff X during a 2-0 week for the Pioneers. He added two assists and 33 ground balls.
Ryan MacSpadyen, Mercy (SR., M, Toronto, Ontario)
Ryan had 11 points over two games last week. He recorded a game-high six points on four goals and two assists against Dominican. He posted two goals and three assists in Mavericks first-ever win at NYIT on Saturday.
Bryan Ochs, LIU Post (SR., GK, Syosset, N.Y.)
Played 75 minutes during two victories on the week. He allowed just five goals for a 4.00 goals-against average and made 14 saves for a .737 save percentage.
Liam Osborne, Belmont Abbey (SR., A, Bowmanville, Ontario)
Liam scored seven goals in a game, while also picking up five ground balls in a 31-8 win
Christian Thomas, Merrimack (SO., A, Wrentham, Mass.)
Thomas piled up 16 points last week on the strength of eight goals and eight assists over two games to secure two more wins for the Warriors. He had a man-up goal, a man-down goal, and 13 total shots, converting at 61.5 percent. He also had two ground balls and two caused turnovers. A career-high 10 of those points came in Tuesday's win at #20 Saint Anselm before he added six more on Saturday against SNHU.
The Tars return to action on Wednesday, April 10, when they take on the University of Tampa Spartans in a mid-week road matchup. Game time against the Spartans is set for 8:00 pm. Fans who are unable to attend the contest can follow all of the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSportsLive.com, as well as with live stats on TarsStats.com.
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