Jake Haley Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
Feb. 17, 2014
WASHINGTON - Redshirt junior goalkeeper Jake Haley (Grasonville, Md./Queen Anne's County) has been named BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week, after helping the Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (2-0, 0-0 BIG EAST) start the season, 2-0 for the first time since 2007. Freshman attackman Peter Conley (Larchmont, N.Y./Mamaroneck) was named to the league's weekly honor roll.
Haley earns his second career BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honor, after helping GU to victories against Mount St. Mary's and Navy last week, for the Hoyas first 2-0 start since 2007. He stopped five shots in Wednesday's 10-4 season-opening win over Mount St. Mary's. Haley followed with 15 saves, including six in the fourth quarter, as Georgetown defeated Navy, 9-8 in overtime. His 15 saves against Navy was the second-best total of his career. Haley finished the week with a 5.91 goals-against average, a 2-0 record and a .625 save percentage.
Conley becomes the first Georgetown freshman to earn BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll accolades. He did that by becoming just the third GU freshman over the last 10 seasons to open his career with back-to-back multi-goal games, joining Andrew Brancaccio and Travis Comeau. Conley scored two goals against Mount St. Mary's, then followed up his collegiate debut with two goals and two assists in the Hoyas overtime win over Navy.
The Blue & Gray will look to continue its winning ways when they travel to Towson on Saturday to take on the Tigers at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Face-off with the Tigers is scheduled for noon.