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Virginia's Matthew Nunes.

Nunes, Renner, Fascilla are USA Lacrosse Men's Players of the Week

April 2, 2024
Kenny DeJohn
Amber Dawn

This season, USA Lacrosse will celebrate the accomplishments of players across Divisions I, II and III each Tuesday with Player of the Week recognition.

Players of the Week are selected by USA Lacrosse Magazine staff and contributors based on a variety of factors, including individual performance and impact on team success.


Matthew Nunes, Virginia

Tested against Harvard, Virginia needed every ounce it could get from its goalie last weekend. Every. Single. Ounce.

Nunes responded with 16 saves and the game-winning goal (not a typo) against the Crimson, as he went coast-to-coast for a goalie goal that gave the Hoos an 11-10 lead with 4:59 remaining.

He also made a save on the next Harvard possession to maintain the lead he worked so hard to earn.


Dylan Renner, Adelphi

Renner was lights out against conference rival Pace, making a season-high 15 saves in a 12-6 win. He also had six ground balls and two caused turnovers, and his season has been nothing short of remarkable.

Through eight games, Renner is saving 60.1 percent of shots and allowing 8.37 goals per game.


Alex Fascilla, Babson

Bowdoin could not solve Babson this week, and Fascilla was a major reason why. He racked up 21 saves, including seven in the first quarter alone, to stifle Bowdoin all afternoon. He finished the day with a save percentage of just under 78 percent. Both the save total and save percentage were career highs for Fascilla.

All that plus an 11-save performance against Wheaton make Fascilla an easy pick for Player of the Week.