April 1, 2013
QUEENS, N.Y. -
A four-goal, three-assist performance in the Red Storm’s victory over then-No. 1 Notre Dame earned Kevin Cernuto his second BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honor for the 2013 season.
Cernuto led the Johnnies on the offensive end, as he tied a career-high in points with seven. The junior recorded his fifth hat trick in his last six games and has accumulated 23 goals and 12 assists on the year. Cernuto became just the seventh player to score seven or more points against Notre Dame since the start of the 1998 season.
A Red Storm player has now taken BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week accolades each of the last three weeks after Kieran McArdle was named the conference’s leader the past two weeks. Cernuto was named Offensive Player of the Week after a two-goal, three-assist day against Yale on Feb. 23 in the 10-9 St. John’s victory.
Cernuto ranks 18th in NCAA Division I at 3.89 points per game and 19th with 2.56 goals per game. The junior slots second in the BIG EAST in points per game and third in goals per game.
In 38 career games, Cernuto has moved into a tie for sixth on the St. John’s all-time goals list at 71 with John Salerno and Tom Michaelsen. His 109 career points are also good for sixth all-time.
The St. John’s lacrosse team moved up in the national rankings to No. 14 in the USILA Coaches’ Poll and No. 10 in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll. It’s the highest ranking in either poll throughout the history of the Red Storm lacrosse program.
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