April 19, 2010

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA - University of Massachusetts Boston men's lacrosse player Tim Boyle (Dorchester, MA) has been named Little East Conference Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week for his play during the week of April 12-18, it was announced today by the conference. The honor marks the second time this season that Boyle has earned the award having also been named the top defensive player for the week of March 15-21. It's also the third time this season that the top defensive player has worn a Beacons uniform with senior defender Patrick McDonagh (Dorchester, MA) garnering the accolade for the week of March 22-28.

Boyle was extremely consistent last week for UMass Boston with 14 ground balls in a pair of games and showed an offensive flair as well with a goal on just two shots. He also caused three turnovers. The senior picked up eight ground balls to go with three caused turnovers in the Beacons' 18-3 victory at Mitchell College on April 14 and capped the week with six ground balls and his first goal of the season at Western Connecticut State University on April 17.

A graduate of Boston's Latin Academy, Boyle leads UMass Boston with a career-high 45 ground balls in 11 games. The defender places third on the team with eight caused turnovers and has come up with at least one caused turnover in six outings. He also has at least three ground balls in eight games, including six or more on four occasions.

The senior is playing in his fourth campaign for the Beacons and has seen action in 40 contests, while recording eight points on five goals and three assists to go with 76 ground balls in his career.

UMass Boston is currently 4-7 on the season, including 0-3 in LEC play and will be in action again on Tuesday, April 20 when it hosts Little East Conference foe Keene State College at 3:00 p.m. at the Clark Athletic Center field.