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Marquette Lacrosse: Jordan Greenfield & Riley Hill Earn Weekly Big East Awards

I wonder how long it took them to pick Greenfield as the best offensive performer of the week.

Jordan Greenfield, noted ball of fire.
Jordan Greenfield, noted ball of fire.
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In one of the more obvious choices in weekly award history, Marquette's Jordan Greenfield was named the Big East's Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Greenfield scored six goals against Richmond on Sunday afternoon, including the goal that tied the game at 9 each and the overtime game winner.  Those six strikes set a new Marquette program record for goals in a game, breaking the record first set by Bryan Badolato in 2013 and then tied by Badolato in 2014 and twice again by Tyler Melnyk last season.  Greenfield fired off 12 shots in Sunday's contest, landing all on the cage and accounting for six of Benny Pugh's 16 saves.  He also snagged three ground balls when he wasn't becoming Marquette's equivalent of Johnny Storm, aka The Human Torch.  Greenfield leads Marquette in goals with 10 on the season, which also ties him with Denver's Connor Cannizzaro for the Big East lead in both total goals and goals per game.

Over on the women's lacrosse side, they picked up an award from the Big East as well.  Freshman Riley Hill earned her first start of her collegiate career against Northwestern and ended up as the Big East's Rookie of the Week.  The West Islip, NY, native took the place of Amanda Bochniak in the lineup with the sophomore out with an undisclosed injury.  Hill potted two goals on two shots against the #5 ranked Wildcats and also forced a turnover as well.

Men's lacrosse is back in action on Friday evening when they take on Detroit in Louisville, KY, as part of an event hosted by Bellarmine University.  The women's team travels to Pittsburgh on Saturday to play Duquesne.