Boston, Mass. – For the third time in his standout career, Clark University senior goalkeeper Drew Riopelle-Tyrrell (Northville, Mich.) has been named the New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's lacrosse defensive player of the week it was announced on Monday by the league office.
Riopelle-Tyrrell picks up the honor after a stellar 2-0 week in which the Cougars ran their winning streak to a school-record tying six straight games with victories over Massachusetts Maritime and Babson.
In the Scarlet and White's 12-6 win over the Buccaneers on Wednesday, Riopelle-Tyrrell turned aside eight shots while holding MMA to their second lowest offensive output of the year.
Then, in Clark's historic 14-9 triumph over Babson, Riopelle-Tyrrell was at his best, finishing with 11 saves, five groundballs and a career-best four caused turnovers as the Scarlet and White defeated the Beavers for the first time in school history.
Riopelle-Tyrrell has emerged as dominant force for the Cougars in the cage, leading the league in goals against average (8.05), goals against (73) and is second in save percentage (58.3).
Sitting with a school-record 11 victories with two home games remaining and a postseason appearance already locked up, Riopelle-Tyrrell and Clark will host Springfield College on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.