PAWTUCKET, R.I. – After leading the lacrosse team to their first Little East Conference win of 2018, freshman goalie Alex Fawcett (Londonderry, N.H.), and junior defenseman Robert Ranta (Newton, Mass.) were honored by the LEC Weekly Award program.
Fawcett earned Goalie of the Week accolades, while Ranta picked-up the Defensive Player of the Week honor.
In the Beacons 9-6 win over Western Connecticut State University, Fawcett made eight stops. He held the Colonials scoreless in the second quarter, which allowed UMB to take a 3-2 lead into the halftime break. He then made four saves in the fourth quarter and held the Colonials attack scoreless for the final 10 minutes of regulation as the Beacons pulled-out the three-goal victory.
For Ranta he helped to anchor the Beacons backline with his four caused turnovers. He also collected five ground balls, and played a major part in shutting down WCSU's attack in the second and fourth quarters. Saturday's game, was the first for Ranta this season, after being sidelined to start the 2018 campaign.