Three 'Hawks Headline NLL Awards
from press release
Rochester Knighthawks forward Shawn Evans is the National Lacrosse League's Overall Player of the Week for the games played Feb. 4-5, Week 5 of the 2011 season.
Evans was a major contributor in the Knighthawks' 11-6 win over the Philadelphia Wings this past Saturday. He contributed on 10 of Rochester's 11 goals, scoring one goal and assisting on nine others for a 10-point game. He also collected five loose balls and forced two turnovers that led to Knighthawks goals.
Two of Evans' teammates also were honored for their performances this past weekend. Jordan Hall won the Transition Player of the Week Award. Hall made his season debut on Saturday after recovering from an injury. Playing his first career game in a Knighthawks uniform, Hall recorded three goals and an assist, and collected three loose balls. Cody Jamieson was voted as Rookie of the Week. He had a goal and two assists, while collecting three loose balls in the victory over the Wings.
Blazers forward Dan Dawson received Offensive Player of the Week honors with his performance in a 9-7 win over the Toronto Rock. He posted three goals and two assists in a game that was dominated by defense. Washington Stealth goaltender Tyler Richards was awarded Defensive Player of the Week. He had 52 saves on 60 shots in the Stealth 10-8 road victory against the Colorado Mammoth.