March 18, 2009

NLL Weekly Awards: Evans Earns Top Nod

from press release

Rochester Knighthawks forward Shawn Evans won the Overall Player of the Week Award for his four goal, six assist effort in the Knighthawks’ 15-14 overtime win over the Buffalo Bandits this past weekend.  The victory was Rochester’s third straight after a 1-5 start and moved the club to 4-5 and fourth place in the East Division.  Evans was also named the Offensive Player of the Week.
 
Evans’ teammate Sandy Chapman won the Defensive Player of the Week Award.  Chapman scooped up seven loose balls and tallied two assists, including an assist on the game-winning goal in overtime for the Knighthawks.
 
Despite the loss for Buffalo, Bandits player Pat McCready won Transition Player of the Week honors.  McCready scored two goals, assisted on three others and picked up eight loose balls.
 
Minnesota Swarm forward Kevin Buchanan was named NLL Rookie of the Week.  The Ohio State product scored two goals and tallied five assists as the Swarm won an important road game at Philadelphia, 13-12, to improve to 5-5.  It was Minnesota’s third straight win, all of which have come on the road. 
 
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Shawn Evans, Rochester – 4G, 6A, 11LB in 15-14 OT win over Buffalo

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Sandy Chapman, Rochester – 2A, 7LB, assisted on GWG in 15-14 OT win over Buffalo

TRANSITION PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Pat McCready, Buffalo – 2G, 3A, 8LB in 15-14 OT loss at Rochester

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Kevin Buchanan, Minnesota – 2G, 5A, 7LB in 13-12 win at Philadelphia

OVERALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Shawn Evans, Rochester – 4G, 6A, 11LB in 15-14 OT win over Buffalo


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