March 31, 2014

Zeiler, Downing nab SCAC Player of the Week honors after banner week

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Senior midfielder Tyler Downing and junior defender Travis Zeiler of Southwestern University have been named SCAC Men's Lacrosse Players-of-the-Week after their brilliant effort last weekend.

Downing, a senior midfielder from Austin, Texas, has been selected the SCAC Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player-of-the-Week for games played from Monday, March 24th through Sunday, March 30th.

Downing led the Pirates to a 2-0 week, defeating Huntingdon and also knocking off conference for Centenary.

Downing had a huge week with five goals and two assists for seven points to lead the Pirates offensively. 

Downing took 12 shots, eight on goal, for a .667 shots on goal percentage and .417 shot percentage. He also recorded two ground balls. 

Zeiler, a junior defender from El Segundo, Calif., has been selected the SCAC Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player-of-the-Week for games played from Monday, March 24th through Sunday, March 30th.

Zeiler led the Pirates to a 2-0 week, defeating Huntingdon and also knocking off conference for Centenary.

Zeiler had a team high 11 ground balls in the two wins for the Pirates. 

Zeiler also caused two turnovers in the victories. 

Southwestern tied the SU record for wins in a season after their 9-8 win over Huntingdon and 19-1 win over Centenary this week. The Pirates head to Ohio to face Franciscan on Friday, in search of the record setting eighth win of the season.

To view the entire SCAC Lax Weekly, for week seven, click here.

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