Cocks, McCusker & Bannon earn conference awards
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (March 4, 2019) – Three members of the Western New England University men's lacrosse team were recognized when the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) announced its weekly award winners on Monday afternoon.
Senior Hunter Cocks (Walden, N.Y.) was named the CCC Specialist of the Week, while junior goalkeeper Sean McCusker (Northport, N.Y.) earned Defensive Player of the Week honors and freshman attackman Mike Bannon (Edmond, Okla.) received his second straight Rookie of the Week award.
The trio of Cocks, McCusker and Bannon helped lead Western New England to a 17-9 victory over Keene State at Golden Bear Stadium on Thursday night.
Cocks won 13-of-18 faceoff opportunities and scooped up eight ground balls in the win over the Owls, while McCusker made nine saves on 14 shots in just under 50 minutes of action.
Bannon, who has now won a pair of CCC Rookie of the Week awards less than two weeks into his collegiate career, chipped in offensively with two goals and two assists against Keene State.
Western New England (2-0) returns to action on Tuesday night with a non-conference battle against No. 5 nationally ranked Amherst College at Golden Bear Stadium at 5:30 p.m.