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Donahue named Offensive Player of the Week; Young earns defensive accolades
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Syracuse’s Dylan Donahue has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, while the Orange’s Sean Young earned Defensive Player of the Week honors.
The student-athletes were recognized following their performances in Sunday’s 14-6 win over 10th-ranked Cornell, which was the 100th all-time meeting between the Central New York powers.
Donahue eclipsed 100 career points in the victory, pacing the Orange offense with two goals and a career‐high three assists. Donahue hit the century scoring mark when he tallied a man‐up goal early in the second quarter to give Syracuse a 2‐0 advantage. In addition, he recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in a 5‐1 third‐quarter run that turned a 7‐3 Orange lead into a 12‐4 advantage, putting the game out of reach. In the process, Donahue extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one point to 25. For his career, the Camillus, New York, redshirt junior has 104 points (70 goals, 34 assists) in 38 games.
Young led an Orange defense that gave up just one goal in the first half, and six goals total to Cornell, the fewest for the Big Red in the series since 1994 (5). The Oakville, Ontario, Canada, senior held Cornell All‐American attackman Dan Lintner without a point and ended Lintner’s streak of 16 straight games with a goal. The streak was tied for the sixth‐longest in Division I lacrosse entering the weekend. Lintner finished the day 0‐for‐6 shooting with one turnover. In addition to his work on Lintner, Young picked up a career‐high four ground balls and matched his personal best with three caused turnovers.