2018 NAIA Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week ? No. 9 (April 24)

2018 NAIA Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week ? No. 9 (April 24)

By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications and Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Pearson Willis of Ottawa (Kan.) 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 16 - 22 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and unaffiliated group winners.

Offensive Player of the Week
Pearson Willis, Ottawa
6-3, JR, A, Surrey, British Columbia

  • Willis led his team to an undefeated week with wins over Columbia (Mo.) and Clarke (Iowa).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 15 goals, 7.5 average
    • 21 shots on goal, 10.5 average
    • 11 assists

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

  • Cutler held strong in the net as his team finished the regular season without a blemish (18-0).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 28 saves
    • 21 goals against
    • 0.570 save percentage

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Nominees: Harry Dyson, Madonna (Mich.) 

Nominees: Josh Bales, St. Ambrose (Iowa)


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

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 

Week 9 (April 25): Gary Cutler, Madonna (Mich.), Pearson Willis, Ottawa (Kan.)



Invitational Information

NAIA Lacrosse Championship

 May 6-9, 2019
Savannah, Ga.