2005 Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week

May 9, 2005
Alex Palmisano, Middlebury
(Sophomore, Goalkeeper - Southport, Conn.)
Palmisano was steady all weekend in goal for Middlebury, leading the team to its fifth consecutive NESCAC Championship. The sophomore was huge in the title game, making 17 saves on 33 Wesleyan shots, while allowing just five goals. He ended the weekend with 22 saves, allowing just 11 goals in two games.

May 2, 2005
Charlie Congleton, Wesleyan
(Sophomore, Goalkeeper - Groton, Mass.)
Wesleyan sophomore Charlie Congleton had 49 saves while allowing 19 goals (a .721 save percentage and 6.91 goals against average) as Wesleyan earned a first-round NESCAC home game and advanced to the NESCAC semifinals. Congleton shut the door on a Tufts rally in the fourth quarter of a 9-7 NESCAC first round tournament victory making seven saves in the final 12:30 including two in the last 1:20 of the contest. He finished with a career-high 21 stops.

April 25, 2005
Peter Mellen, Middlebury
(Sophomore, Midfielder - Cherry Hill, N.J.)
Peter Mellen was huge for Middlebury last week, winning 25 of 33 face-offs (76%) in a pair of NESCAC road wins over Trinity and Colby. The midfielder also scored a goal in the win over Colby and has won 67% of his face-offs this season.

April 18, 2005
Connor Fitzgerald, Bowdoin
(Junior, Attacker - Hingham, Mass.)
Connor Fitzgerald scored six of Bowdoin's 10 goals in an overtime loss to fifth-ranked Middlebury. In addition, the Bowdoin junior added three assists on the afternoon. Fitzgerald’s six goal of the afternoon sent the game into overtime with one minute left in regulation. The junior currently leads Bowdoin with 24 goals and 15 assists on the season.

April 11, 2005
Dave Schwartz, Connecticut College
(Senior, Midfielder - East Dix Hills, N.Y.)
Connecticut College senior midfielder Dave Schwartz scored six goals in victories against two ranked NESCAC opponents this week. Wednesday afternoon, Schwartz erupted for four goals in a 7-6 defeat of #18 Wesleyan, scoring the game-winner with just 52 seconds remaining. Saturday afternoon, Schwartz tallied his second goal in the fifth overtime, as the Camels handed 14th ranked Bates College their first loss of the season 8-7.

April 4, 2005
Andy Starr, Tufts
(Senior, Goalkeeper - Weston, Mass.)
Andy Starr was phenomenal in goal for Tufts in NESCAC wins over Amherst and Trinity last week. In the two games, he allowed just four goals for a 2.00 goals against average. Starr stopped 21 of the 25 shots fired on net for a .840 save percentage. The senior was especially sharp in a 9-2 victory against #12 Amherst on Wednesday, stopping 15 of 17 shots and keeping the Lord Jeffs scoreless for the first 49 minutes of the game.

March 28, 2005
Matt Erisman, Bates
(Sophomore, Attack - Nantucket, Mass.)
In a 2-0 week for Bates, Matt Erisman scored five goals with three assists. In a conference tilt against nationally ranked Wesleyan, Erisman scored three goals with an assist in Bates' 13-6 victory. The sophomore scored twice and notched two assists in the Bobcats 11-6 win over Gordon College.

March 21, 2005
Travis Meyer, Middlebury
(Junior, Midfielder - Potomac, Md.)
Travis Meyer earned four goals and three assists as Middlebury opened up its season with a pair of 9-7 wins over ranked teams Springfield and Stevens Tech. The junior midfielder scored a pair and dished out three assists in the season-opening win over Springfield. He then netted two goals as #3 Middlebury topped twelfth-ranked Stevens Tech.

March 14, 2005
Chris Knacke, Wesleyan
(Senior, Attacker - Lynbrook, N.Y.)
Chris Knacke led 14th ranked Wesleyan with four goals, including the opening tally :47 seconds into the first period, as the Cardinals defeated 17th ranked Ithaca 12-10. The senior added three goals and an assist in an 18-6 win over Montclair State.