KINGS POINT, N.Y. (April 25, 2017) – USMMA senior face-off extraordinaire Chris Whitenack (East Meadow, N.Y.) was named the Skyline Conference Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week on Monday, while junior Nick Treon (Danville, Pa.) earned a spot on the league's weekly honor roll. This comes after their performances in the Mariners' two Skyline Conference victories last week – a 21-14 home win over Mount St. Mary on Wednesday night and a 19-5 triumph at Purchase on Friday night.
Whitenack was perfect from the face-off X on Wednesday night, as he won a career-high 34 draws and picked up a career-high 26 groundballs. He also added two goals and two assists in the victory. On Friday, he was 10-for-11 on face-offs and led the team with nine groundballs, while also finding the back of the net twice. Whitenack is the conference leader with 11.40 groundballs per game. This is the second time the Skyline has honored the senior this year, as he was selected to the weekly honor roll back on April 10.
Treon led the Mariners with 15 points over the two games. He scored three goals and dished out five assists in on Wednesday night and followed that up with another hat-trick and four goals on Friday night. The junior ranks second in the Skyline Conference with 5.08 goals per game, while his 2.92 points per game and 2.15 assists per game are good for third in the league. Treon has now been honored by the Skyline four times this season, as he was Player of the Week on April 3 and earned weekly honor roll nods on March 13 & 27.
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The Mariners earned the #3 seed in the upcoming Skyline Conference Tournament and will host #6 seed Mount St. Mary this Saturday night, April 29. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Brooks Stadium. Live stats and a live video stream of the game will be available with links on the USMMA Men's Lacrosse Schedule Page. For more information on the Skyline Conference Tournament, follow this link.
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