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2018 NAIA Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week No. 8 (April 17)


By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications and Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Roderick Williams of Tennessee Wesleyan has been named the NAIA National Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week and Gary Cutler of Madonna (Mich.) 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 April 9 - 15 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and unaffiliated group winners.

Offensive Player of the Week
Roderick Williams, Tennessee Wesleyan
5-10, JR, Birmingham, Ala.  

  • Williams tied his career-high in goals twice this week with two six-goal performances.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 12 goals, 6.0 average
    • 17 shots on goal, 8.5 average
    • Three assists

Defensive Player of the Week
Gary Cutler, Madonna
5-10, FR G, Southfield, Mich.

  • Cutler allowed only 10 goals on the week in 133:39 minutes played and helped his team to wins over then-No. 5 Siena Heights (Mich.) and Michigan-Dearborn.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 26 saves
    • 18 goals against
    • 596 save percentage

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Offensive Player of the Week Nominees: Jace Childs, Indiana Tech; Jeremiah Lerch, Columbia (Mo.); Wolf Zachar, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 

Defensive Player of the Week Nominees: Louis Mallillin, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Connor Goonan, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Austin Frerman, Asbury (Ky.)


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.) 

Week 7 (April 11): Evan Schuster, Indiana Tech, Cole Gingell, Madonna (Mich.) 

Week 8 (April 18): Gary Cutler, Madonna (Mich.), Roderick Williams, Tennessee Wesleyan


Invitational Information

NAIA Lacrosse Championship
Sports Rules - Lacrosse (M)