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Merrimack’s Sean Black named NE10 Player of the Week

Following his most potent two-game stretch from an offensive standpoint this season, sophomore attack Sean Black of the Merrimack College men’s lacrosse team earned Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week distinction on Tuesday.

Securing his third such career honor but first this season, Black led all Warriors in scoring as part of a two-win week, finishing with 17 points on six goals and 11 assists. He notched a career-high 10 points in Wednesday’s win over Bentley (4g, 6a) before adding seven more in Saturday’s road win at AIC. He also added three ground balls and shot 54.5 percent for the week.

Black, who is a catalyst in Merrimack’s conference-leading scoring offense, leads the country in assists per game (3.14) and ranks seventh in scoring average (5.86). He trails only USILA Preseason Player of the Year Charlie Bertrand for the team’s lead in scoring; Black is up to 41 points on the season on 19 goals and 22 helpers while scoring on 50 percent of the shots he has taken.

He and the rest of the Warriors take to the turf twice more this week looking to extend their season-high four-game winning streak. Merrimack meets No. 20 Saint Anselm Tuesday night before hosting Southern New Hampshire on Saturday.

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