Murphy, Roe Earn ECAC Weekly Honors
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – For the sixth time this season, Fairfield University senior goalie Jack Murphy was named the ECAC Lacrosse League Defensive Player of the Week while classmate Michael Roe was named the ECAC Specialist of the Week for the fifth time this season.
The play of Murphy and Roe helped set the tone in the Stags’ 7-5 victory over Ohio State on April 26 which clinched a share of Fairfield’s first ECAC Lacrosse League Regular Season Championship and the top seed in the ECAC Lacrosse League Tournament Championship.
Murphy was stellar in his final regular season game posting 11 saves and eight ground balls, tying a career-best, against the Buckeyes. Murphy sports an 8.54 goals against average, which ranks him 12th in the nation, and has turned aside 131 shots. He’s also 26th in save percentage (.534) and made 10 or more saves in seven games this season. For his career at Fairfield, Murphy has made 299 saves which is good for fifth all-time. Murphy is also 22nd among the NCAA Division I Career Active Leaders in saves and 18th in saves per game (9.97).
Roe had one of his best efforts at the X this season, winning nine of the 14 face-offs he took. He also had six ground balls. Roe is ranked second all-time on Fairfield’s career face-off wins list (393) and in face-offs attempted (732) and fourth in face-off win percentage (.537). For his four-year career, including one season at Drexel, Roe is 473-for-888 at the faceoff X. Entering the week, he was 11th among the NCAA Division I Career Active Leaders in wins, tenth in attempts, and 34th in career faceoff percentage (.533). In addition, Roe was 17th in ground balls (224) and 28th in ground balls per game (3.93).
Fairfield will face fourth-seeded University of Michigan on May 1 at 5pm in the semifinals of the 2014 ECAC Lacrosse Tournament Championship at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of the Ohio State University. The tournament will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2.