NAIA - Men's Lacrosse - Ben Phillips - Michigan Dearborn - Player of the Week

2019 NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Players of the Week — No. 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ben Phillips of Michigan Dearborn was named as the NAIA men’s lacrosse offensive player of the week and JT Smith of SCAD Savannah (Ga.) was named as the NAIA men’s lacrosse defensive player of the week. The duo was chosen out of a pool of conference and group winners.

Offensive Player of the Week
Ben Phillips, Michigan Dearborn
5-10, SR, A, Plymouth, Mich.

  • Phillips set a new program record with 13 points against Point (Ga.)
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 12 goals, 6.0 average
    • Totaled 28 shots with 18 on goal
    • Also notched five assists and four ground balls

Defensive Player of the Week
JT Smith, SCAD Savannah
5-11, JR, F, West End, N.C.

  • Smith broke his school record of single game ground balls with 21 against St. Andrews (N.C.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 21 face-offs won
    • Face-off percentage of 0.900
    • Picked up 21 ground balls


Offensive Nominees: Brandon DeMarco, Ottawa (Kan.); Elliot Fish, SCAD Savannah (Ga.)

Defensive Nominees: 
Adam Fletcher, Ottawa (Kan.); Joseph Loria, Concordia (Mich.)


2019-20 Men's Lacrosse Composite Award Winners (Offensive, Defensive)

Week 1 (February 26): Jeff Varner, Madonna (Mich.), Nash West, Aquinas (Mich.)
Week 2 (March 04): Jt Smith, SCAD Savannah (Ga.), Ben Phillips, Michigan-Dearborn


Invitational Information

men's lacrosse

May 5-8, 2021
Savannah, Ga.