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Marquette Men's Lacrosse: B.J. Grill Named Big East Defensive Player Of The Week

Plus: Kyle Whitlow got a spot on the Honor Roll.

B.J. Grill was a preseason all-Big East player.
B.J. Grill was a preseason all-Big East player.
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With the first weekly conference awards of the 2015 season, Marquette men's lacrosse defender B.J. Grill was named the Big East's Defensive Player of the Week.

From the looks of things, the Big East took into account all action up to this point when making the determination for this week's awards.  For example, the write up on Grill mentions both his efforts at limiting preseason All-American Sam Llinares from Hofstra to just three points in Marquette's 11-10 win over the Pride AND keeping his man against Lehigh off the board as well.  Grill got extra credit for the Golden Eagles defense holding Hofstra to just two goals over the final 23 minutes of the game, too.

Over in the Honor Roll section, the Big East tabbed midfielder Kyle Whitlow as one of the honorees.  Whitlow has totaled seven points on the season thus far on five goals and two helpers.  Four of those goals came in the second half of Marquette's win against Hofstra, while the fifth was the game winner against Lehigh.  Whitlow has the team lead in goals and trails Jordan Greenfield by just one in the overall points category.

#17 Marquette (and boy is that fun to type) is back in action on Sunday when they travel to Richmond to play the 2-0 Spiders.