RIT’s Kyle Aquin, Union’s Stefan Basile Earn D3 Players of the Week

d3logoMixed in with all of the action over the last week were some outstanding individual performances. Those individuals will be recognized in this space each week as the D3 Players of the Week.

Offensive Player of the Week – Kyle Aquin, RIT

Aquin is one of the best players in the country and he looked the part this weekend as RIT poured in a combined 36 goals in two games, knocking off No. 2 Cortland and then blasting Western New England. Aquin scored twice in the Tigers’ 18-11 win over the Red Dragons on Thursday and followed that performance up with a four-goal, three-assist, seven-point outburst in an 18-6 win over WNE. A truly great week from a truly great player.

Defensive Player of the Week – Stefan Basile, Union

Union had a pretty good week, eh? The Dutchmen knocked off No. 10 Wesleyan, 7-5, during the week and then upset No. 9 Springfield, 10-4, on Saturday. Junior goalkeeper Stefan Basile allowed just nine goals while making 23 saves to lead the way through two of the best teams in the country, likely launching Union into a very nice debut spot in the USILA Top 20.