EDISON, N.J. - Senior attack Connor Rice (Penfield, N.Y.) of the Marist men's lacrosse team was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the league on Monday.
Rice kicked off his senior season with the same results as the rest of his career - by filling up the stat sheet. Rice registered five points in the season-opener, scoring three goals and adding two assists, as Marist powered its way to a come-from-behind 13-9 victory over Stony Brook, the defending America East Champions. He took five shots in the game, putting all five on frame, for a .600 shooting percentage. Down 4-0 early, Rice scored a pair of unassisted tallies, fighting through traffic in front of the net on both of them, to help start the comeback for the Red Foxes. His third goal of the game gave Marist its first lead at 9-8, one that the Red Foxes would not give back.
It is the eighth career weekly award for Rice. He earned Offensive Player of the Week last season on Feb. 28 and was honored three times as a sophomore in 2011. In his freshman year, Rice was named the Offensive Player of the Week once and Rookie of the Week twice, en route to being named the MAAC Rookie of the Year.