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March 22, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Duke freshman attackman Jordan Wolf and Maryland senior midfielder Brian Farrell have been named Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week presented by Chevrolet, respectively, for the period ending on Monday, March 21.
Wolf led all Duke scorers with five goals and four assists for nine points in a 2-0 week for the Blue Devils. The newcomer from Lower Merio, Pa., led fourth-ranked Duke with four goals in a convincing 14-9 win over No. 8 North Carolina and followed that with a career-high five points against Dartmouth. Wolf has scored at least three goals in four of his previous five games and had four twice. He is second on the team with 12 goals and six assists for 18 points. He is averaging 2.4 goals per game in the past five outings and 3.6 points per game. He also had four ground balls for the Blue Devils, three of which came against the Tar Heels.
Farrell had a tremendous two-game stretch for the Terrapins last week as well. The senior from Towson, Md., started things off by assisting on teammate Grant Catalino's first goal in the 15-6 rout of in-state rival UMBC. Farrell also led all Maryland field players with four groundballs vs. the Retrievers in addition to causing two turnovers. He followed that performance by setting a career-high with three points against St. Joseph's on two goals and an assist. Farrell scored his first goal just eight seconds after Maryland took a 1-0 lead. Farrell assisted on a teammate Curtis Holmes' goal following another face-off in the second quarter. In addition, he had a terrific bounce shot from 12 yards out off the face-off following Holmes' goal. Farrell was also solid defensively with two groundballs and two caused turnovers against the visiting St. Joseph's squad. Farrell also played a key role on the Terps' man-down unit, which held UMBC and St. Joe's scoreless in a combined six extra-man opportunities.
ACC Men's Lacrosse action continues tonight (Tuesday, March 22) as North Carolina welcomes Dartmouth. The game, which is slated to begin at 7 p.m., will be televised on ESPNU.