Mike Bannon Named CCC Rookie of the Week

Mike Bannon Named CCC Rookie of the Week

CCC Release

Edmond, Okla. native scored two goals in Western New England's season-opening win over Clark

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 25, 2019) – Freshman attackman Mike Bannon (Edmond, Okla.) of the Western New England University men's lacrosse team has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Rookie of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.

Bannon enjoyed a strong start to his collegiate career with a pair of goals in Western New England's season-opening 17-10 victory over Clark in Worcester on Saturday.

The Edmond, Oklahoma native's first career goal at the 6:57 mark of the first quarter got the Golden Bears on the board. Bannon found the back of the net again 4:13 into the second period to give Western New England a 6-3 lead in the eventual win.

Bannon, a 2018 graduate of Edmond North High School, was a four-time All-Heartland Lacrosse League selection for the Huskies, recording 290 career points.

Western New England (1-0) opens its home slate against Keene State at Golden Bear Stadium on Thursday at 4 p.m.