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2018 NAIA Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week No. 6 (April 3)


By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications and Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Billy Dineen of Saint Mary (Kan.) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week and Evan Schuster of Indiana Tech has been named the NAIA National Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. The duo was selected based on their performances from March 26 – April 1 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and unaffiliated group winners.

Offensive Player of the Week
Billy Dineen, Saint Mary
5-10, JR, Att, Omaha, Neb.

  • Dineen led the Spires to a 2-0 week with wins over Missouri Baptist and Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 10 goals, 5.0 average
    • 13 shots on goal, 6.5 average
    • Six assists

Defensive Player of the Week
Evan Schuster, Indiana Tech
FR, G, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Schuster recorded a career-high 19 saves in the win over then-No. 10 Aquinas (Mich.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 19 saves
    • Six goals against
    • 0.760 save percentage

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Offensive Player of the Week Nominees: Chandler Peterson, Indiana Tech; Gavin Banks, Reinhardt (Ga.); Brendan Buckley, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 

Defensive Player of the Week Nominees: Jake Padden, Reinhardt (Ga.); Connor Goonan, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Zander Smith, Saint Mary (Kan.)


2017-18 Men's Lacrosse Composite Award Winners (Offensive, Defensive)

Week 1 (February 28): Nick DiFranco, Cumberlands (Ky.), Matthew Waeckerle, Saint Mary (Kan.) 

Week 2 (March 07): Patrick DeMoss, Tennessee Wesleyan, Jared Morgan, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 

Week 3 (March 14): Jake Padden, Reinhardt (Ga.), Connor Mills, Reinhardt (Ga.) 

Week 4 (March 21): Gary Cutler, Madonna (Mich.), Cole Gingell, Madonna (Mich.) 

Week 5 (March 28): Evan Schuster, Indiana Tech, Will McKinney, Indiana Tech 

Week 6 (April 04): Evan Schuster, Indiana Tech, Billy Dineen, Saint Mary (Kan.)


Invitational Information

NAIA Lacrosse Championship
Sports Rules - Lacrosse (M)
Official Merchandise-Lacrosse