Cole Blazer is the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
March 6, 2017
NEW YORK – Marquette University junior goalie Cole Blazer was honored as the BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week for men’s lacrosse after posting 31 saves during the Midwest Lacrosse Classic.
Blazer, a 2016 All-BIG EAST Second Team selection, made a program-record 18 saves in Marquette’s loss to then-No. 20/17 Ohio State on Friday before adding 13 in an 8-6 win on Sunday over Detroit Mercy. It is the second weekly honor of the 2017 campaign for the Libertyville, Illinois native, who also earned honor roll recognition after allowing just one goal in MU’s season opener at Jacksonville.
Through four starts this season, Blazer has recorded 53 saves with a save percentage of .663 and has allowed just 7.28 goals per contest. The 2016 All-BIG EAST Championship Team goalie leads the conference and sits fourth in NCAA Division I with 13.25 saves per game.
The Golden Eagles (2-2) resume action on Saturday, March 11 in Moon, Pennsylvania against Robert Morris at 11 a.m. Central time. The game, originally slated for noon CT, has been moved up one hour.
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