March 10, 2009
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame senior goalie Scott Rodgers (Wantagh, N.Y./MacArthur) has been named the Great Western Lacrosse League (GWLL) player of the week for the week of March 2-8. Rodgers made 16 saves in a 9-7 victory over third-ranked North Carolina on Sunday.
Rodgers and the Fighting Irish defense held the Tar Heels scoreless for a stretch of 29:57 that spanned the second to the fourth quarter. North Carolina entered the contest averaging nearly 15 goals per game, which ranked fifth nationally. Rodgers also came up with key saves down the stretch to preserve the victory and move the team’s record to a perfect 4-0 on the season.
The Long Island native ranks third among all NCAA Division I goalies with a .647 save percentage. He also boasts a 7.80 goals-against average. This was the first-ever GWLL player-of-the-week accolade for the team captain. Earlier this season, he was named to the Inside Lacrosse team of the week following a career-high 20 saves in a 13-8 win at Penn State.
Rodgers is the third Notre Dame player to cop GWLL player-of-the-week honors this season. Junior midfielder Grant Krebs (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) received the distinction on Feb. 17, while fellow junior Neal Hicks (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School) did so on Feb. 24.
The fourth-ranked Fighting Irish will face Bucknell on Thursday (March 12) at Georgetown Prep in Bethesda, Md. The game is slated for a 4:00 p.m. (ET) start.
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