Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bensch named Player of the Week, Jamieson top rookie

Kitchener's Ryan Benesch was named the National Lacrosse League's Overall Player of the Week, as well as being named Offensive Player of the week, for his impressive performance in Week No. 2 of the 2011 NLL Season.
The Minnesota Swarm forward scored seven goals and added four assists in a 16-8 win in Washington against the Stealth Friday. The seven goals set a new Swarm franchise record for most scored in a regular season game. The 11 points also tie a franchise record set by Benesch when he recorded two goals and nine assists in a 17-13 victory at Calgary on March 26, 2010.
Swarm goaltender Nick Patterson was named Defensive Player of the Week, Buffalo Bandits' Mark Steenhuis was named the Transition Player of the Week, snd Rochester Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson was named Rookie of the Week.
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