Myles Jones, Duke, M (Atlanta Blaze) – Duke went into their game against Loyola after two hard back-to-back losses against Harvard and Richmond. What was supposed to be a battle turned out to be a wash, as Myles Jones tallied five goals and three assists (31 points total) to help the Blue Devils to their fifth win of the season over the Greyhounds.
Dylan Donahue, Syracuse, A (Charlotte Hounds) – Number one in scoring for John Desko and the undefeated Syracuse Orange with 25 points (10 G, 15 A). Donahue recorded five points in their one goal win over Virginia, an assist and a goal with the Orange’s win over Army and put up two goals and two assists in the win over St. John’s. Donahue was a smart pickup by Charlotte because of his talent to distribute the ball as well as go to the cage.
Matt Landis, Notre Dame, D (Florida Launch) – This young man is a beast on the field in the defensive end. He is always a factor going into games, making it very difficult for offenses to get anything flowing. In last night’s game against Denver, he was brought up on the wing during a faceoff and created havoc at the midfield which led to the Irish tying the game. So far he has 11 ground balls and three caused turnovers, not including their game against the Pioneers. One of the strongest defenders to enter the MLL this season and will help Tucker Durkin once he gets to Florida.
Ryan Brown, Johns Hopkins, A (Charlotte Hounds) – Leads the Blue Jays with 15 goals, 21 points overall. Five of those points came in Saturday’s win over rival Towson. He’s got a wicked shot that would freeze any goalie and adds a threat to the Hounds offense that will take pressure off Donahue and Sankey.
Matt Kavanagh, Notre Dame, A (Denver Outlaws) – Small, quick, shifty and dodges with more of a purpose than anyone else on the field. Only had nine points heading into the game against Denver. Is a threat from anywhere on the field, of course mainly on the left side. Can feed, shoot, scrap for a ground ball, does anything that’s asked of him. The Outlaws need someone on their team to help with keeping up the pace and constantly fighting for the ball and to create on offense. Kavanagh is the guy for the job.
Greg Coholan, Virginia, M (Atlanta Blaze) – Recorded 53 points last year and has 14 points so far this season. Has tallied just three assists overall in Virginia’s last two games but is due for a breakout game soon.
Matt Dunn, Maryland, D (Rochester Rattlers) – Great defender and much needed for Rochester. Dunn adds a physicality level that the Rattlers have been missing. He has great mentors in upstate New York with John Lade and Joel White. Dunn is a strong leaders for the Terps defense and one of the reasons why they are such a strong unit.
Michael Quinn, Yale, D (Ohio Machine) – With a few defenders retiring this year, Ohio picked up a good communicator and leader for their defense. He tends to ball watch a little too much but makes up for it with his speed. One of the main reasons why Yale took down Maryland in their big early season match up where he recorded a ground ball and a caused turnover.
Brandon Mullins, Syracuse, D (Boston Cannons) – Boston got a steal with this defender. A strong and physical defender both individually and as a team player. The Cannons need help in the backfield and Mullins will be helpful once he arrives in Foxborough. Was a beast in Cuse’s game against Virginia with four groundballs and three caused turnovers.