For the second time this season, sophomore attack Sean Black of the Merrimack College men’s lacrosse program has been named the Northeast-10 Conference’s Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
Earning his second NE10 Player of the Week honor this month, Black is also Merrimack’s fifth such honoree of the season and the third straight Warrior to claim the award, joining classmate Christian Thomas, who did so last week, as well as junior Charlie Bertrand, who did so back in March.
Black led Merrimack in scoring over the week with 13 points over two games, helping the Warriors pick up two more victories to push their win total to 10 while remaining undefeated in conference play (8-0). He produced eight on three goals and five assists in a road win at Franklin Pierce before adding five more in a top-10 win over No. 9 Pace on Saturday afternoon. He also added three ground balls and a caused turnover in that span.
With 62 points (23g, 39a) in just 10 games, Black leads the country in assists per game (3.90) and ranks second in scoring average (6.20), behind only Bertrand. He also has a man-up goal, 18 ground balls and six caused turnovers.
Black and the rest of the Warriors have two more nationally ranked foes this week starting with a Tuesday (April 16) afternoon showdown with No. 19 Assumption at 4 p.m.