Hope College’s Cole Scheffler is the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Athlete of the Week.

The junior faceoff get-off specialist from Rockford, Michigan contributed to Flying Dutchmen wins at Albion College (23-18) and Kalamazoo College (20-4) last week.

Scheffler won 77.6 percent of faceoffs during the two games (38/49). The Spanish major also collected 11 ground balls, including nine against Albion in a matchup of unbeatens.

This is Scheffler’s first MIAA Athlete of the Week award.