WASHINGTON - Three Georgetown University men’s lacrosse players garnered BIG EAST Player of the Week honors, as announced by the league office on Monday. Jake Carraway (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) was named the BIG EAST Attack Player of the Week, Nick Marrocco (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week and Gibson Smith (Pelham, N.Y./Pelham Memorial) was selected as the Freshman of the Week. In addition, Greg Galligan (Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y./St. Anthony’s) was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.
Georgetown, one of just three undefeated teams in the nation at 6-0, is currently ranked No. 11 in both major national polls. The Hoyas are coming off a 2-0 week with a 13-9 victory over Marist and a 12-9 win over Hobart, both at home.
Carraway earns the first positional player of the week nod after being named Freshman of the Week twice last season. He set a career high with seven points against Marist with three goals and four assists while following that up with three goals and three assists against Hobart. Carraway notched the game-winner against the Statesmen and leads the nation in game-winning goals with five.
Marrocco earns his sixth career BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week accolade after another outstanding week between the pipes. He notched a 2-0 record on the week with 17 saves while posting a 6.56 goals-against average to go with a .586 save percentage. He was credited with a pair of caused turnovers and also collected eight ground balls to eclipse the 100 career mark in GBs. Marrocco remains the NCAA active career leader in saves with 559.
Smith collects his first BIG EAST weekly honor after helping the Blue & Gray’s close defense to another shutdown weekend. Georgetown held both opponents to less than 10 goals each game and was solid on the man-down unit by allowing just one goal in four extra-man opportunities. Smith notched three caused turnovers and three ground balls against Marist before adding two ground balls and a caused turnover against Hobart.
Galligan was added to the weekly honor roll for anchoring the defensive midfield. He posted back-to-back games with three ground balls and three caused turnovers each while adding an assist in transition against Hobart.
The Hoyas return to action as they travel to Philadelphia to face Drexel on Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m.