2019 NAIA Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week ? No. 8

2019 NAIA Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week ? No. 8

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Gavin Banks of Reinhardt (Ga.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week and Sam Werner of Aquinas (Mich.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week, the National office announced Tuesday.


Offensive Player of the Week

Gavin Banks, Reinhardt (Ga.)

5-9, SO, A, Dallas, Ga.

Banks set a new team record with 11 scores on 17 shots on the road at Point

Weekly Stats

  • Totaled 18 goals, 9.0 average
  • Totaled 27 shots with 21 on goal
  • Grabbed seven ground balls


Defensive Player of the Week

Sam Werner, Aquinas (Mich.)

5-9, JR, Sacramento, Calif.

Werner faced two of the top faceoff specialist in NAIA and won 36-53.

Weekly Stats

  • Totaled 18 face offs won, 0.679 average
  • Also captured nine ground balls
  • Werner won all 10 faceoff in the 4th quarter win over No. 2 Madonna


Nominees: Hunter East, Keiser (Fla.) ; Sean Parmer, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) ; Sean Hess, Missouri Baptist ; Jake Gallaher, Siena Heights (Mich.) ; Sean Molyneux, Benedictine (Kan.)

Nominees: Carson Davis, Ottawa (Kan.) ; Ross Wiseman, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) ; Marco Olortegui, Keiser (Fla.) ; Jacob Samuels, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Fisher Nuss, Missouri Baptist


2018-19 Men's Lacrosse Composite Award Winners (, )

Week 1 (February 27): Jake Padden, Reinhardt (Ga.) , Cole Gingell, Madonna (Mich.)

Week 2 (March 06): Jake Padden, Reinhardt (Ga.) , Bennett Jarrett, Reinhardt (Ga.)

Week 3 (March 13): Will Settle, Cumberlands (Ky.) , Jake Gallaher, Siena Heights (Mich.)

Week 4 (March 20): Ross Wiseman, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) , Brendan Oles, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

Week 5 (March 27): Dillon Beal, Michigan-Dearborn , Devon Callaghan, Michigan-Dearborn

Week 6 (April 03): Kody Swann, Cumberlands (Ky.) , Gavin Banks, Reinhardt (Ga.)

Week 7 (April 10): Tyler Dohmeier, Madonna (Mich.) , Jack Smith, Missouri Valley

Week 8 (April 17): Sam Werner, Aquinas (Mich.) , Gavin Banks, Reinhardt (


Invitational Information

NAIA Lacrosse Championship

 May 6-9, 2019
Savannah, Ga.