Murphy, Roe Earn ECAC Lacrosse League Weekly Honors

Courtesy: Fairfield University
         
Release: March 31, 2014
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Michael Roe

CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Fairfield University seniors Jack Murphy and Michael Roe picked up weekly honors from the ECAC Lacrosse League. Murphy was named the ECAC Lacrosse League Defensive Player of the Week for the third consecutive week and the fourth time this season while Roe was named the Specialist of the Week for the second time this year.

Murphy turned in another solid performance in goal for the Stags who posted a 9-3 victory at Bellarmine University on March 29 and clinched a berth in the ECAC Lacrosse League Championship tournament. Murphy made 12 saves and held the Knights to just three goals. After Bellarmine scored a pair of first quarter goals, Murphy kept them off the board until the 8:59 mark in the fourth quarter. The three goals were the fewest number of goals Murphy’s allowed in a 60-minute effort.

On the season, Murphy has an 8.21 GAA, good for ninth in the nation, with 88 saves through the first nine games. He has stopped 10 or more shots in four games this season, including 15 saves against Stony Brook. For his career at Fairfield, Murphy has made 253 saves which is good for eighth all-time. He is also 23rd among the NCAA Division I Career Active Leaders in saves and 15th in saves per game (10.12). He has been named the ECAC Lacrosse League Defensive Player of the Week seven times over the last two seasons.

Roe went 9-for-12 at the face-off X with four ground balls in the Stags’ win at Bellarmine. Roe is ranked second all-time on Fairfield’s career face-off wins list (347) and face-offs attempted (654), He’s also fourth in face-off win percentage .531 (347-654) at Farifield. For his four-year career, including one season at Drexel, Roe is 427-for-810 at the face-off X. Entering the week, he was tenth among the NCAA Division I Career Active Leaders in wins, tenth in career attempts, and 27th in career face-off percentage (.527). In addition, Roe was 18th in ground balls (199) and 24th in ground balls per game (3.83)

No. 13/15 Fairfield (7-2), a winner of five-straight, will host Bucknell University on April 1 at 1pm on Alumni Field.

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