March 16, 2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Notre Dame sophomores Ryan Foley (Glen Ridge, N.J./Delbarton) and John Kemp (Potomac, Md./Georgetown Prep) have been named to the BIG EAST men’s lacrosse weekly honor roll for their efforts in Saturday’s 10-9 win at No. 14 Denver.
Foley, an attackman, scored a career-high three goals against the Pioneers. Foley’s first goal sliced Denver’s 2-0 advantage in half, while his second score gave Notre Dame its first lead of the game (4-3) midway through the second quarter. The sophomore completed his hat trick in the third quarter to put the Irish up 7-5. Foley has five goals this season.
Sophomore goalie John Kemp
Kemp made 13 saves, which were one off of his career-high total, to improve his record to 4-0 this season. The Denver offense entered the game averaging 13.75 goals per game, yet Kemp and the Irish defense limited them to just nine scores. The sophomore goalie also picked up a season-high three ground balls. Kemp boasts a 6.25 goals-against average and a .638 save percentage this season.
Villanova sophomore attackman Jack Rice was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, while Syracuse senior goalie John Galloway was named the league’s defensive player of the week.
The third-ranked Fighting Irish (4-0) will return to action when they play host to No. 20 Ohio State on March 23. Opening faceoff against the Buckeyes is slated for 4:00 p.m. (ET) at Arlotta Stadium.