PAWTUCKET, R.I. – After guiding Castleton men's lacrosse to a pair of Little East Conference victories last week, Cameron Russell and Brandon Myron have been recognized by the league office as the Offensive Player of the Week and Goalie of the Week, as announced Monday afternoon.
Russell was instrumental in a pair of LEC wins for Castleton on the week, scoring the game-winning goal in each contest while racking up nine total scores in the two outings. In a 12-10 win Wednesday at UMass.-Boston, Russell scored six goals, including the goal that made it 10-10 and the goal that made it 11-10 in favor of the Spartans. On Saturday against Eastern Connecticut, the junior racked up another hat trick, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime after Castleton erased a four-goal deficit heading into the fourth quarter. He added three ground balls and a caused turnover on the week, while putting 72.2 percent of his shots on goal and scoring on half of his attempts.
Myron guided Castleton to a pair of LEC wins on the week as the Spartans defeated perennial contenders UMass.-Boston and Eastern Connecticut State. He finished the week with a .556 save percentage, 25 saves and a 9.94 goals-against average. In Wednesday's road win against the Beacons, Myron made 17 saves--including five in a shut-out fourth quarter that allowed Castleton to complete a come-from-behind win. On Saturday against ECSU, Myron again came up big with eight saves as Castleton came from behind once more to win in overtime to move to 2-2 in LEC action. Myron currently leads the LEC in save percentage at .589, while ranking second in the league in goals-against average at 9.11.
Russell and Myron are Castleton's first weekly honorees for men's lacrosse in the Little East Conference. Myron has earned weekly accolades five times in his career and was the North Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week three times a season ago.
Castleton returns to action on Tuesday at 7 p.m. against LEC preseason No. 1 Keene State at Dave Wolk Stadium.