Neubauer And Roe Earn ECAC Weekly Awards
3/25/2013 3:25:00 PM
The Fairfield University men's lacrosse team won its third consecutive game this weekend, 13-10 over ECAC Lacrosse League foe Hobart College, and had two players recognized by the league for their contributions to the victory. TJ Neubauer (Glen Arm, Md.) was named the league's Rookie of the Week, while Michael Roe (Lutherville, Md.) picked up the Specialist of the Week award.
Neubauer, a Loyola-Blakefield graduate, led the Fairfield offense with four tallies, a career-best. With 13:15 to play in the fourth quarter he put home his fourth goal of the afternoon, which would prove to be the game-winner as it gave the Stags an 11-9 advantage at the time. His third goal of the afternoon was equally as important, coming at the 10:23 mark of the third quarter and it stymied a three-goal Hobart run and equaled the score 7-7. Neubauer scored back-to-back man-up goals in the first-half, the first with 5:54 to play in the first quarter and the second 71 ticks into the third quarter, giving Fairfield a 4-2 edge. He also had a pair of ground balls in the win.
Roe, a Hotckiss School alum, enjoyed his best outing of the season, winning 12-24 at the face-off X and picking up a season-best seven ground balls. The junior won key face-offs throughout the afternoon; five in the second-half, including a win late in the third quarter, with the score tied 9-9 that led to Colin McLinden's go-ahead goal with one second remaining in the quarter. Roe won 3-5 in the fourth quarter as the Stags took control of the game. All seven of his ground balls came following a face-off win, with five in the second half of play.
Neubauer has started all eight games in which he has played and is currently fifth on the team with 11 points, nine of which have been goals. He also has 14 ground balls. Roe has played in seven games this spring and has won 49 face-offs and has picked up 23 ground balls.
It is the first weekly award of the year for both Neubauer and Roe, and the first time a Stag other than Jack Murphy has been honored by the league. The Stags, 6-3 overall, are 2-0 in league play and host Bellarmine on Saturday at noon.