Men's Lacrosse
Melnyk Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll

Tyler Melnyk registered eight points on five goals and three assists in Saturday's win at Rutgers.

Tyler Melnyk registered eight points on five goals and three assists in Saturday's win at Rutgers.

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
WES BERG, DENVER Jr., A, Coquitlam, British Columbia
Berg tied a career high with nine points off a season-best six goals and three assists in Saturday's 17-9 triumph at Georgetown which improved the Pioneers to 8-2 overall and 2-0 in the BIG EAST. Six of his seven shots on goal went in the net, and he padded his stats with a pair of ground balls. Berg is tied for eighth in the conference at 3.2 points per game and ninth with 2.3 goals.


 

 

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 KNARR, GEORGETOWN Gr., FOGO/LSM, Eagleville, Pa.
Moved into second in Hoya history with 264 career ground balls after picking up 23 last week in two games against Villanova and Denver. Went 32-of-51 (.627) at the X.

Tyler Melnyk, MARQUETTE R-Sr., A, Calgary, Alberta
Netted a program-record eight points to lead Marquette to its first BIG EAST victory in history, a 14-13 win at Rutgers. Scored back-to-back first-quarter tallies and logged his fifth of the day early in the fourth quarter for a 10-6 lead.

KIERAN McARDLE, ST. JOHN'S Sr., A, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Became the program's all-time assists leader passing Mike Bolger with four in Saturday's 14-7 win at Providence on FOX Sports 1. Added three goals for a seven-point effort. Now has 124 career helpers.

MARK DiFRANGIA, ST. JOHN'S Jr., D, Fort Washington, Pa.
Spearheaded the Red Storm's defensive efforts that held Providence off the board in the first quarter and to seven goals total. Caused a season-high four turnovers, while St. John's totaled 16 altogether.

GARRET HOLST, DENVER Jr., M, Fishers, Ind.
Tallied a career-high three caused turnovers and hauled in two ground balls in Denver's 17-9 win at Georgetown on Saturday.

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