Feb. 24, 2009
NOTRE DAME, Ind. –The Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team has produced the past two recipients of the Great Western Lacrosse League (GWLL) player-of-the-week award. Junior midfielder Grant Krebs (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) claimed the honor on Feb. 17, while his classmate Neal Hicks (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School) received the distinction on Feb. 24.
Krebs garnered the award after notching a team-best four points on three goals and an assist in the 10-9 season-opening win over Loyola on Feb. 14. The three goals tied a career-best single-game mark for the junior. Krebs ranks second on the team with five goals and seven total points. He also boasts a team-best 18-game point streak.
Neal Hicks had four goals and four assists in the 13-8 triumph of Penn State on Feb. 22.
Hicks produced career-best single-game numbers in goals (4), assists (4) and points (8) in Notre Dame’s 13-8 win at Penn State on Feb. 22. The eight points were one off the program record of nine. The junior opened the season with the first hat trick of his career in the victory over Loyola. Hicks’ seven goals and four assists are team-high numbers.
These were the first-ever GWLL player-of-the-week honors for both Krebs and Hicks.
The eighth-ranked Irish will put their 2-0 record on the line when they open the home portion of their 2009 schedule against Dartmouth on Saturday, Feb. 28. Game time is slated for 11:30 a.m. (ET) inside the Loftus Sports Center.
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