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Graser and Genneken Sweep Weekly Conference Awards

From Albright College

Mar 10, 2020
Albright Lions

ANNVILLE, Pa. – Junior Connor Graser and sophomore Cole Genneken swept the MAC Commonwealth Men’s Lacrosse player of the week awards, announced by the conference on March 9.

Genneken was named MAC Commonwealth offensive player of the week, while Graser picked up the defensive player of the week accolade.

Genneken paced the Lions offense in the past week with 10 points behind seven goals and three assists. He opened the week with four points against Immaculata last Thursday on two goals and two assists. Genneken followed that with six points behind five goals and one assist in the Lions 11-9 win over Mount Saint Mary (NY) on Saturday afternoon. Genneken scored the Lions final three goals as they broke an 8-8 tie with just over five minutes left in regulation. The Vernon, N.J. native has registered 17 points in the last three games with 13 of the points being goals. Genneken currently ranks second in the conference with 17 goals, and third with 3.40 goals per game.

Graser spearheaded a Lions defensive effort with five caused turnovers in two games, and 11 ground balls. He grabbed six ground balls against Immaculata and caused two turnovers against Immaculata. He followed that with five ground balls and three caused turnovers against Mount Saint Mary. Graser turned the tide of the game against the Knights with a caused turnover that eventually led him to score a go-ahead goal in the third quarter. Graser knocked the stick out of the Knight attackers hands in the Lions zone, picked the loose ground ball, and scored after a leading a rush by himself. He continues to be a force on defense for the Lions as he paces the MAC Commonwealth with 12 caused turnovers, along with averaging 2.40 caused turnovers per game.

It is the first conference weekly award for each player in their respective collegiate careers, and the first individual conference weekly award for the program since former Lion goalkeeper Ryan Aler garnered the defensive award on March 19th, 2018.

The Lions return to action on Wednesday, March 11 as they will travel to face Wesley in non-conference action at 4 p.m.

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