2023 NAIA Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week

2023 NAIA Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week

Players of the week are evaluated on their performance during the week prior to the announcement. Each player is selected out of a pool of conference, group and Continental Athletic Conference (Independents) award winners.


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Week 9 (April 25, 2023)

Offensive Player of the Week: Christian Vanover, Cumberlands (Ky.)


     Against (RV) TN Wesleyan, Vanover had a career day with 7 goals and 10 points. His 7 goals ties the program record for most goals in program history, while his 10 points are a UC postseason record and the second most in program history. Vanover also notched his 200th career point in the victory, while his seven goals came on just 8 shots. Vanny was instrumental in the Patriots win.

 Nominees: John Thomas, Collumbia (Mo.); Jordan Rodriguez, Benedictine (Kan.); Grady Holmes, Lawrence Tech (Mich.); Christian Vanover, Cumberlands (Ky.)


Defensive Player of the Week: Fernando Robison, Siena Heights (Mich.)

    Won 28 of 33 faceoffs (84.8%) and added 22 ground balls on the week

Nominees: Fernando Robison, Siena Heights (Mich.); Bryce Peltier, Columbia (Mo.); Nick Hajnasiexicz, William Penn (Iowa); Michael Toohey, Cumberlands (Ky.)


Week 8 (April 18, 2023)

Offensive Player of the Week: Nate Langille, Indiana Tech

     Won 28 of 33 faceoffs (84.8%) and added 22 ground balls on the week

 Nominees: Max Taylor, William Penn (Iowa); Nate Langille, Indiana Tech; Vincent DeMarco, Ottawa (Kan.); Tanner Popovich, Cumberlands (Ky.)


Defensive Player of the Week: Kyle Gasior, Tennessee Wesleyan

    In a 2-1 week, Gasior was 67-76 in face-offs, including a 25-26 effort in the win against Montreat.

Nominees: Kyle Gasior, Tennessee Wesleyan, Eric Garigan, William Penn (Iowa); Sam Saje, Concordia (Mich.); Bryce Peltier, Columbia (Mo.)


Week 7 (April 11, 2023)

Offensive Player of the Week: Tyler Parrott, Columbia (Mo.)

    Scored 8 goals on the week, including the game-winning goal against William Penn. 

 Nominees: Samuel Bodley, Indiana Tech; Breck Putzier, William Penn (Iowa); Will Rogers, Cumberlands (Ky.); Tyler Parrott, Columbia (Mo.)


Defensive Player of the Week: Liam Wright, Reinhardt (Ga.)

     18 saves from 24 shots in #1 Keiser vs #2 Reinhardt game.

Nominees: Sam Saje, Concordia (Mich.); Joseph Bianchi, Benedictine (Kan.); Liam Wright, Reinhardt (Ga.); Bryce Peltier, Columbia (Mo.)


Week 6 (April 4, 2023)

Offensive Player of the Week: Jeremiah Loo, Webber International (Fla.)

    Loo led the Warriors offense with six goals and an assist for a total of seven points in a victory over No. 4 Cumberlands.

 Nominees: Vincent DeMarco, Ottawa (Kan.); Jordan Rodriguez, Benedictine (Kan.); Damian Hudson, Lawrence Tech (Mich.); Jeremiah Loo, Webber International (Fla.)


Defensive Player of the Week: Cam Provines, Keiser (Fla.)

   Was nearly perfect on faceoffs (17-18) in a win versus No. 4 Cumberlands (Ky) and picked up 14 groundballs, while adding a goal in the third quarter.

Nominees: Cam Provines, Kesier (Fla.); Joseph Bianchi, Benedictine (Kan.); Joseph Loria, Concordia (Mich.); Bryce Peltier, Columbia (Mo.)


Week 5 (March 28, 2023)

Offensive Player of the Week: Cameron Cochran, Reinhardt (Ga.)

   5 goals and 5 assists against #4 Cumberlands. Also had 6 ground balls in the game

 Nominees: Boston Romero, William Penn (Iowa); John Thomas, Columbia (Mo.); Cameron Cochran, Reinhardt (Ga.); Hunter McCarty, Concordia (Mich.)


Defensive Player of the Week: Joseph Bianchi, Benedictine (Kan.)

   Bianchi won 53 faceoffs on the week and was key to the Ravens controlling possession throughout all three games on the week. He added 33 ground balls as well.

Nominees: James Chance, Montreat (N.C.); Jeff Varner, Madonna (Mich.); Landon Scialla, Midland (Neb.); Joseph Bianchi, Benedictine (Kan.)


Week 4 (March 21, 2023)

Offensive Player of the Week: Carter Maurice, Reinhardt (Ga.)

   Great game for Cater Maurice this Saturday vs. #7 Aquinas. He was the difference maker that allowed the Eagles to pull away from Aquinas in the second half. He had 8 goals on 11 shots for the Eagles!

 Nominees: Conner Cole, Clarke (Iowa); Mitch Haggart, Aquinas (Mich.); Carter Maurice, Reinhardt (Ga.)


Defensive Player of the Week: Nik Kubik, Cumberlands (Ky.)

   Kubik had a great week on faceoff highlighted by going 13-14 in the win against Point. He helped the Patriots set a program record for most faceoffs wins in a game as UC finished 24-27 on the day.

Nominees: Jack Fritz, Clarke (Iowa); Nik Kubik, Cumberlands (Ky.); Braxton MacAngus, Saint Mary (Kan.); Sam Saje, Concordia (Mich.)

Week 3 (March 14, 2023)

Offensive Player of the Week: JR Sess, Reinhardt (Ga.)

   6 goals against Webber during the week

 Nominees: Robert Roseberry, Ottawa (Kan.); Tyler Yetka, St. Ambrose (Iowa); JR Sess, Reinhardt (Ga.); Sam Hughes, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)


Defensive Player of the Week: Kyle Gasior, Tennessee Wesleyan

   Won 47 of his 58 faceoffs this week while collecting 34 groundballs.

Nominees: Kyle Gasior, Tennessee Wesleyan; Jack Bichsel, Lourdes (Ohio); Nolan Hayes, St. Ambrose (Iowa)


Week 2 (March 7, 2023)

Offensive Player of the Week: Vincent DeMarco, Ottawa (Kan.)

    The (RV) Ottawa University men's lacrosse team opened their season last week with a 21-7 win over Missouri Valley. Vincent DeMarco led the team with seven goals and four assists for a team high 11 points. DeMarco also was a menace when Missouri Valley attempted to clear the ball, causing four turnovers in the Braves' offensive third and snagging two ground balls.

 Nominees: Vincent Cerasuolo, Keiser (Fla.); Vincent DeMarco, Ottawa (Kan.); Tyler Dickerson, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Ross Preston, Concordia (Mich.)


Defensive Player of the Week: Joshua Hageman, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio)

   Had 25 saves on the week. 22 of his saves came in the team's 10-5 upset win over No.5 St.Ambrose on Saturday. 

Nominees: Jacob Vincentini, Ottawa (Kan.); Joshua Hageman, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Cross Papadelis, Concordia (Mich.); Michael Toohey, Cumberlands (Ky.)



Week 1 (February 28, 2023)

Offensive Player of the Week: Chase Jackson, Webber International (Fla.)

   Jackson was on fire offensively last week as he led the Warriors to a 3-0 record, racking up 22 points in three games. He tallied five goals in a 19-10 victory over No. 4 Aquinas. He totaled eight points in total against Aquinas as well as Thomas More.

 Nominees: Chase Jackson, Webber International (Fla.); Paul Gordon, Benedictine (Kan.); Jon Jardis, Aquinas (Mich.)


Defensive Player of the Week: Hunter Scott, Webber International (Fla.)

  Scott continues to be a leader on Webber's defense as he won 46 of his 60 face off attempts last week. He tallied a team-high 12 ground balls against Madonna as well as No. 4 Aquinas.

Nominees: Joseph Bianchi, Benedictine (Kan.); Hunter Scott, Webber International (Fla.); Sam Bowling, Concordia (Mich.)


2021 NAIA Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week 

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