The National Lacrosse League has announced Player of the Week awards for Week #11 of the 2013 NLL regular season which featured four games this past Saturday.
Minnesota Swarm forward Callum Crawford, who ranks eighth in the NLL in points (54) and fifth in assists (37), won the Offensive Player of the Week award by posting eight points to help Minnesota snap a three-game losing streak with their win over the West Division-leading Washington Stealth.
Minnesota’s Jordan MacIntosh, ranked third and fourth in the league respectively in loose balls (113) and faceoffs won (149), won Transition Player of the Week for his contributions on both ends of the floor.
Swarm goaltender Tyler Carlson, who ranks fifth in the NLL in both goals against average (10.91) and save percentage (.772), won the Defensive Player of the Week award after limiting Washington to just five goals, the fewest by a team in an NLL game in 2013, and posting a .906 save percentage, the highest by an NLL goalie in a complete game so far this season.
Toronto Rock transition player Kyle Belton won Rookie of the Week after opening the scoring with his first career NLL goal before adding two more goals for the hat trick in Toronto’s divisional road win against the Philadelphia Wings.
Offensive Player of the Week
Callum Crawford, Minnesota Swarm (4G, 4A, 6 LB, 1 FT): Crawford recorded eight points (4+4), six loose balls and one forced turnover in Minnesota’s 12-5 win vs. Washington on Saturday.
Transition Player of the Week
Jordan MacIntosh, Minnesota Swarm (5A, 11 LB, 1 FT): MacIntosh recorded five assists, 11 loose balls and one forced turnover in Minnesota’s 12-5 win vs. Washington on Saturday.
Defensive Player of the Week
Tyler Carlson, Minnesota Swarm (1W, 5.00 GAA, .906 SV%, 2A): Carlson recorded 48 saves on 53 shots and two assists in Minnesota’s 12-5 win vs. Washington on Saturday.
Rookie of the Week
Kyle Belton, Toronto Rock (3G, 7 LB, 1 FT): Belton recorded three goals, seven loose balls and one forced turnover in Toronto’s 13-8 win at Philadelphia on Saturday.
The NLL Player Awards are determined by a weekly vote of the league’s general managers and head coaches.