March 2, 2015
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Long-stick midfielder Tim Stackpole was named the Patriot League’s Corvias Defensive Player of the Week after scoring a goal and adding three caused turnovers in Saturday’s 14-3 win over Lafayette.
The Massapequa Park, N.Y., native garners the first weekly honor of his career and is the second Black Knight to earn weekly honors this season after Cole Johnson got offensive player of the week accolades in the first week. Stackpole came off the bench and scored the 11th goal of the game at the end of the third quarter to give Army a commanding 11-3 lead. He capped off a five-goal frame that blew the game open. He also recorded a career-high three caused turnovers and had a ground ball in the win.
John Glesener and Sam Somers were selected to the honorable mention list. Glesener had a season-high five points against the Leopards with four goals and an assist. He broke the game open in the third quarter with a natural hat trick in the span of a couple of minutes to balloon the Army lead from 6-3 to 9-3. He added an assist on the following goal as well. Glesener leads the team with 20 points and has eight goals and an assist in his last two contests.
Somers stopped 10 shots in the win on Saturday with five of them coming in the first quarter to help stake Army to a 4-1 lead. It was the second time this season the Black Knights had held its opponent to three goals or less. Somers has held 13 of his last 14 opponents to single digits and he has 10 or more saves in his last two games.
The national polls came out on Monday and the Black Knights stayed put at No. 9 in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coaches Poll, while moving up in the Cascade/Maverik Media Poll. Army sits at No. 11 in that poll after sliding from No. 14 last week. The Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Poll has the Black Knights at 14th for a second-straight week. Army is the highest ranked Patriot League team in the USILA Poll and Cascade/Maverik Poll, but Loyola is ranked ahead of them in the third poll at No. 11 in the nation.
Army is back on the field tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. against Rutgers at High Point Solutions Stadium. The game was originally schedule for 6 p.m., but due to expected winter weather the contest has been moved up. There will be no video streaming for the game, but the Scarlet Knights are providing live audio and it can be accessed through the schedule page on goarmysports.com.