Fleming, Roe, Murphy Earn ECAC Lacrosse Weekly Honors
Murphy was named the ECAC Lacrosse League Defensive Player of the Week for the fourth consecutive week and the fifth time this season while Roe was named the Specialist of the Week for the second consecutive week and the third time this year. Fleming was named the Co-Rookie of the Week for the second time this season.
Murphy turned in another solid performance in goal for the Stags to help them to a 2-0 week. Murphy posted a 7.00 GAA and stopped 19 shots. In addition to his 11 saves against Bucknell, Murphy scooped up five ground balls while causing two turnovers. It was his fifth game with double digit saves. In the win at Michigan, Murphy stopped eight shots.
On the season, Murphy has a 7.98 GAA, good for ninth in the nation, with 107 saves through 11 games. He has stopped 10 or more shots in five games this season, including 15 saves against Stony Brook. For his career at Fairfield, Murphy has made 272 saves, which is good for sixth all-time. He is also 20th among the NCAA Division I Career Active Leaders in saves and 16th in saves per game (10.07). He has been named the ECAC Lacrosse League Defensive Player of the Week eight times over the last two seasons.
Roe won 16 of the 25 faceoffs he took in two games for the Stags. In the 9-8 win at Michigan on Saturday, Roe was crucial at the X, winning 11-of-16 faceoffs and picking up seven ground balls.
Roe is ranked second all-time on Fairfield’s career faceoff wins list (363) and face-offs attempted (679), He’s also fourth in faceoff win percentage .535 (363-679) at Farifield. For his four-year career, including one season at Drexel, Roe is 443-for-835 at the faceoff X. Entering the week, he was tenth among the NCAA Division I Career Active Leaders in both wins and attempts, and 26th in career faceoff percentage (.531). In addition, Roe was 17th in ground balls (206) and 25th in ground balls per game (3.81).
Fleming continued his solid play, posting four goals and two ground balls over two games for the Stags. Fleming has scored at least one goal in every game this season and has five multi-goal games, including two this week. During his rookie campaign, Fleming has started 10 of the 11 games he’s played. He’s posted 17 goals and four assists for 21 points which ranks him fourth on the team.
No. 11/12 Fairfield (9-2), a winner of seven-straight, travels to Air Force on April 12.