April 15, 2019
Sunshine State Conference Players of the Week
Melbourne, Fla. – Juniors Dryden Brous and Collin McClelland of the Lynn University men’s lacrosse team were tabbed Sunshine State Conference Players of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. Brous earns a weekly award from the SSC for the 10th time in his career, marking the most all-time from any student-athlete in Lynn Athletics history.
Brous now has 10 SSC Player of the Week awards in his career. He surpasses Lynn softball alum Aimee Murch (2004-05) for the most SSC weekly awards in Fighting Knights’ history, and trails only Tampa’s Connor Whipple (12) for the most in SSC men’s lacrosse history.
Brous was named the SSC Specialist of the Week. He logged two points, 27 faceoffs wins and 15 ground balls for the Lynn men’s lacrosse team last week as the Blue and White posted two conference road wins, first taking down Palm Beach Atlantic, 15-7, before upsetting No. 16 Tampa, 11-10, giving the program its first-ever victory over the Spartans.
Against the Sailfish, Brous improved his streak of 15+ faceoff wins to eight consecutive games as the junior went 18-of-24 at the X with nine ground balls. Brous then registered the fourth multi-point game of his career at Tampa with a goal and an assist, while winning nine faceoffs and six ground balls.
Following the game at Tampa, the Ocean City, Md. native broke his own program record for ground balls in a season (146).
McClelland had a dynamite week in the cage for Fighting Knights, earning SSC Defensive Player of the Week honors for the third time this season and fourth time in his career. Over the two wins, McClelland racked up 25 saves and five ground balls with a 62.5 save percentage.
Against the Sailifsh, McClelland tallied 12 stops in just three quarters of play. His 70.6 save percentage was his second-highest mark this season. Against the Spartans, McClelland came up with 13 saves, including five key stops in the fourth quarter to help keep Tampa off the scoreboard.
The junior became the first Lynn goalkeeper to win 10 games in a season and currently leads the league in goals against average (8.85) and is second in save percentage (0.531).
The men’s lacrosse team has won double-digit games for the first time in program history and is currently atop the SSC standings.
About the Fighting Knights
Lynn University’s national champion Fighting Knights compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, softball, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and volleyball. The university’s 19 intercollegiate teams are home to nearly 300 student athletes. Lynn is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II institution and winner of 24 national championships and 38 Sunshine State Conference titles. Representing spirit, service and strength, the Fighting Knights strive for greatness through athletic performance and academic excellence. For more information, visit: lynnfightingknights.com.
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