Hope College’s Nick Schanhals and Rocco Mularoni have been selected Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Lacrosse Players of the Week for games played March 5-11.
Schanhals, a goalie, claimed the defensive honor, while Mularoni, an attacker, earned
the offensive award.
Schanhals averaged 11.5 saves during two nonleague victories for the Flying Dutchmen last week.
The junior from North Muskegon, Michigan (North Muskegon) recorded a season-high 13 saves during a 15-6 home victory against Benedictine, Illinois on Saturday and 10 during a 9-7 victory against John Carroll, Ohio on Thursday.
Mularoni, Hope’s leading scorer, averaged 6.5 goals last week.
The sophomore from Hartland, Michigan (Detroit Central Central) tied a Hope stadium record with seven goals against Benedictine. He was just one goal from equaling the school record for most goals in any match.
Mularoni also scored six times against John Carroll, including the final goal of the match. He also assisted on the go-ahead goal.
It is the second consecutive week the Flying Dutchmen have swept the awards. Attacker Max Kuiper of Grand Rapids, Michigan (Forest Hills Central) and long-stick midfielder Gareth Ulmer of Delaware, Ohio (Rutherford B. Hayes) claimed the MIAA’s offensive and defensive weekly honors on March 5.