Men's Lacrosse News & Highlights
April 15, 2013
Norris & Farrar Earn Weekly Honors
ANNVILLE, Pa.-The Middle Atlantic Conference Office this afternoon announced weekly awards for the week ending ending April 14. Eastern University Lacrosse players Chris Farrar and Jordan Norris were named the Freedom Conference Lacrosse Player and Defensive Player of the Week.
Farrar was dominant with three goal in each of in two Freedom Conference wins. The senior attackman became Eastern's career leader in points, goals, and assists, and with ten assists this week, he moved his single-season record to 32. Farrar had three goals and eight assists in the first half against Manhattanville. He collected the assist on six consecutive goals in a seven minute stretch. He did not play in the second half of that game.
In Saturday's match-up of unbeaten teams in the Freedom Conference, Farrar added two assists to go with his three goals. Farrar leads the Eagles with 53 points on 21 goals and 32 assists. He has 91 goals and 84 assists with three regular season games to play.
Norris lead an Eastern defense that dominated through the week. The sophomore from Manheim, Pa. had ten ground balls and three caused turnovers in just over six quarters of work. The Eastern defense held Manhattanville to a single shot on goal in the first half, and limited the King's attack to fifteen shots through the first three periods. Norris tied a career best with seven ground balls against the Monarchs.
"It is nice to see those guys honored," head coach Kevin Wallace commented. "I think all of our guys realize that those are team awards. Every guy on the team does his job to make it work. Chris can't get all those assists without guys cutting hard and finishing, and we had several defensive players who could have been recognized."
Farrar's closest competition for the award probably came from Grant Ferguson. Farrar's sophomore line-mate scored his 58th career goal in his 25th game on Saturday. He had nine goals and five assists in the two games.
In today's statistical release, Eastern (10-2, 3-0 Freedom) is ranked sixth nationally in scoring defense and 19th in scoring offense.
The Eagles continue their season on Wednesday night at FDU-Florham and again on Saturday at Misericordia. Farrar and his senior teammates will play their final regular season home game against Arcadia on April 24.
Updated: Monday, 15 April 2013