Melnyk Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
March 31, 2014
MILWAUKEE -- Redshirt senior Tyler Melnyk was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll Monday following the Marquette University attackman's five-goal, three-assist performance in a 14-13 win over Rutgers Saturday.
Melnyk set a Marquette single game record with eight points, while five goals in a single-game tied his own MU record. Further, three assists matches the Calgary, Alberta native's career high.
The redshirt senior got out to a scorching start after his first goal broke the back of the net and his second goal moments later gave MU a 3-0 advantage over Rutgers. Melnyk's third goal was the final of the first half, while his fourth kicked off scoring in the third quarter.
Melnyk has now tallied 27 goals on the season and a goals per game average of 3.00 ranks him tied for eighth in NCAA Division I.
Melnyk also added three assists to give him 13 on the season, including a transition helper to long stick midfielder Liam Byrnes in the fourth quarter. This puts him third in the BIG EAST with 1.44 assists per game.
After his record performance this past weekend, Melnyk has tallied 40 points (4.44 per game) which ranks ninth among all Division I competitors.
Melnyk and the Golden Eagles return to action tomorrow afternoon at Hark Park in Wauwatosa, Wis. for a 5 p.m. matchup with Bellarmine.
BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
JOHN LoCASCIO, VILLANOVA Sr., LSM/D, Fairfield, N.J.
LoCascio combined for 12 ground balls and four caused turnovers in two Villanova wins last week. On Wednesday, he picked up five ground balls and caused three turnovers in the Wildcats' 13-8 triumph over Georgetown. He also added a goal and two assists in the win. On Saturday in a 9-7 victory over then-No. 17 Penn State, LoCascio had seven ground balls, one caused turnover and another assist. The senior from Fairfield, N.J., ranks third in the nation among long poles with 20 career points.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Tyler Melnyk, MARQUETTE R-Sr., A, Calgary, Alberta
KIERAN McARDLE, ST. JOHN'S Sr., A, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
MARK DiFRANGIA, ST. JOHN'S Jr., D, Fort Washington, Pa.
GARRET HOLST, DENVER Jr., M, Fishers, Ind.