Sunday, March 5, 2017

Jon Mazza CAA Player Of Week

RICHMOND, Va. – After a breakout game, Towson University men's lacrosse sophomore Jon Mazza was tapped as the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Week, announced by the league office Feb. 21, 2017.

The award is the first weekly honor Mazza has earned from the CAA during his career at Towson. He is the first Tiger to win the weekly award since Mike Lynch earned the same honor on April 25, 2016.

Hofstra attackman Ryan Tierney was named CAA Rookie of the Week after a four-point performance against Monmouth.

Mazza, who made his first-ever start at attack for the No. 12 Tigers, dropped in a career-best six goals to help lead Towson (1-0) to a 13-5 victory over host Mount St. Mary's on Saturday. The Davidsonville, Marylander was efficient, scoring on six of his 10 shots. He added a groundball to his stat line as well.

Mazza, who played midfield for Towson last season, logged a natural hat trick in the second quarter to help the Tigers open up a lead after a 2-2 first quarter. His natural hat trick was the first for a Tiger since midfielder Ben McCarty did the same at Drexel during the 2015 regular season. His six goals mark the first time since April 20, 2013 a Tiger logged a six-goal game on the road when Thomas DeNapoli did likewise at Drexel.

The Tigers, recently ranked 13th in the USILA Coaches' Poll and 12th in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, hit the road on Saturday for a clash with the Hoyas of Georgetown. Game time is slated for noon at Cooper Field in Washington, D.C.

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