Penn State, Maryland and Rutgers Earn Final Weekly Men’s Lacrosse Honors

Penn State's Nick Aponte was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

May 2, 2017

Offensive Player of the Week

Nick Aponte, Penn State

Sr. – A – West Islip, N.Y. – West Islip


  • Scored a career-high five goals and tallied four assists en route to a career-best nine points in the Nittany Lions’ win at Michigan
  • Set the school record for the most goals and points in a Big Ten conference game
  • In conference games only, currently leads the Big Ten with 2.80 assists per game, and ranks second with 4.40 points per contest
  • Earns his second career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor and first this season
  • Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Nick Spillane (March 7, 2017)




Defensive Player of the Week

Tim Muller, Maryland

Sr. – D – Garden City, N.Y. – Chaminade


  • Anchored the Terrapins’ defensive effort in an 12-5 win against Johns Hopkins, securing the outright Big Ten Championship for Maryland
  • Gathered a pair of ground balls and caused a turnover as the Terps held the Blue Jays more than seven goals below their season average
  • Secures his sixth career Defensive Player of the Week award and second this season
  • Last Maryland Defensive Player of the Week: Matt Neufeldt (April 11, 2017)


Specialist of the Week

Dan Morris, Maryland

Jr. – G – Dallas, Texas – Dallas Jesuit


  • Tallied nine saves in the cage in the Terrapins’ victory over No. 8/8 Johns Hopkins, as Maryland clinched its third straight Big Ten Championship
  • Helped the Terps hold Johns Hopkins 7.5 goals below its season average
  • In all games, currently leads the Big Ten with 10.54 saves per contest
  • Earns his third career Big Ten Specialist of the Week honor and third this season
  • Last Maryland Specialist of the Week: Dan Morris (April 18, 2017)


Freshman of the Week

Kieran Mullins, Rutgers

A – Islip, N.Y. – Islip


  • Scored three goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to guide the Scarlet Knights past No. 3/3 Ohio State, 12-11
  • Recorded his seventh game with three or more goals this season
  • In all games, currently ranks fourth in the Big Ten in goals (2.50) and points (3.64) per contest
  • Earns his fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Rutgers Freshman of the Week: Mac O’Keefe (April 11, 2017)