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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Following the first week of action, the Penn State men’s lacrosse team saw senior midfielder Ryan Keenan and freshman midfielder Jack Kelly earn Big Ten weekly honors as Keenan was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and Kelly took home the Freshman of the Week honor, as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.
Keenan, who was named a member of the USILA DI Team of the Week on Monday, earns his first career honor from the Big Ten after putting together a career performance against Villanova. The middie scored a career-high five goals and added two assists on the way to a personal best seven points. He also scooped up five ground balls in the game. His five goals put him in a four-way tie atop the NCAA goals per game leaderboard.
Kelly took home the Freshman of the Week honor after scoring two goals in his first collegiate game. His two goals came on his only two shots of the game. He also added two ground balls and a caused turnover.
These are the first two Big Ten weekly honors of the season for Penn State.
The Nittany Lions returns to action on Saturday, February 10 with a 1 p.m. opening faceoff against Hobart. It will be Penn State’s ‘Lacrosse for Literacy’ book drive as fans are encouraged to bring books to donate at the game.