April 16, 2012
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Men's Lacrosse swept the MAAC's Weekly Honors Monday, boasting the conference's offensive and defensive players and rookie of the week. Danny Martinsen was named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week, Tom Morr earned MAAC Defensive Player of the Week and Conor Prunty was the MAAC Rookie of the Week.
Together, the trio led the Saints to a 14-2 drubbing of Canisius Saturday which ultimately clinched the program a MAAC Tournament berth for a fourth straight year and fifth time in the past six seasons.
Martinsen is the fourth straight Saint to earn MAAC Offensive Player of the Week honors, joining Bryan Neufeld (Mar. 26, Apr. 2) and Chris Roth (Apr. 9). Martinsen, who was also named offensive player of the week on Feb. 21, finished with a game-high seven points on four goals and three assists against the Griffs. He ran his scoring streak to 28 straight games, goal scoring streak to 18 in a row, and currently ranks eighth in the nation in scoring and seventh in assists.
Morr meanwhile earned his fourth MAAC Defensive Player of the Week honor this season. He made seven saves against Canisius, stopping 77.8% of the shots he faced and held the Griffs without an even strength goal. Having another fantastic season, Morr currently ranks fifth nationally averaging 11.82 saves per game.
Prunty earns his first weekly honor following a career-high four point game. The freshman midfielder scored two goals and added two assists including the game-winning helper.
The Saints can clinch the MAAC Regular Season Title and No. 1 overall seed in the MAAC Tournament outright with a win Saturday. The Saints host Marist at 1 p.m. on Senior Day and Alumni Appreciation Day at Siena Turf Field in a game that will be televised throughout the state on Time Warner Cable Sports.