April 8, 2015
WASHINGTON - Freshman goalie Nick Marrocco (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) has been named the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's (USILA) National Defensive Player of the Week for the week of March 30 - April 5. The award is Marrocco's first collegiate national honor.
Marrocco made 18 saves, allowed just six goals and picked up three ground balls in the Hoyas 9-6 victory over Providence on Saturday. The six goals allowed is the second lowest total in a BIG EAST game this season and the second lowest he has allowed during his rookie season. Earlier in the week, Marrocco was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
He now leads the BIG EAST and is third in the nation averaging 13.18 saves per game. His .553 save percentage is second in the league and 19th in the country. Marrocco is the first Hoya in Head Coach Kevin Warne's tenure to earn the USILA Defensive Player of the Week honor.
The Hoyas return to action on Saturday, April 11 when they host BIG EAST rival Villanova at Multi-Sport Field. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.