It’s been a big week for the Sagl lacrosse family.
Brothers JJ and Michael each were honored for their on-field exploits this past weekend. JJ, the starting goaltender at Marquette, was named the GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week. Michael, a sophomore at Quinnipiac, was named the Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
This past Saturday, JJ made 14 saves in Marquette’s 8-6 win over Air Force. The victory was the first in the history of the university’s men’s lacrosse team as this year marks the inaugural season for the school’s men’s LAX program.
A member of the 2009 New York State Class A champions, JJ held Air Force scoreless for the game’s first 25 minutes, collecting nine first half saves.
Michael tickled the twine three times this past Saturday helping lead No. 20 Quinnipiac to a 12-10 win over Detroit Mercy.
He led the Bobcats offense with five points and opened the game with the team's first goal before netting one in the second and another one in the third. In the fourth, he showed off his playmaking abilities with a pair of assists, including one on the game-tying goal with 12:50 to play.
With the win, the Bobcats are now 2-0 for the first time since 2008. Additionally, the perfect start has earned the team a spot in the USILA Men's Lacrosse Coaches' Poll this week at No. 20.
During his West Islip days, Michael was a member of the 2009 and 2010 state championship teams.