April 5, 2010
QUEENS, N.Y. - Two St. John’s players were honored by the BIG EAST this week, as senior Tom Manes was named the Offensive Player of the Week and freshman goalkeeper Jeff Lowman was selected to the Weekly Honor Roll.
Manes helped lead St. John’s (4-5, 1-1) to victory over Rutgers by contributing to three of the team’s four fourth-quarter goals as the Red Storm overcame a 9-7 deficit to win 11-10. After Manes put home the game-winner with just under two minutes to play, he then drew a one-minute slashing penalty on Rutgers with just 1:21 left in the game. A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Manes’ four goals marked a career-high output and his five-point game tied for the team-high this season.
Lowman was stout in goal for the Red Storm, registering a save percentage of .615 and making a career-best 16 saves for St. John’s. Lowman held Rutgers to just one goal in the crucial fourth quarter and made a critical stop in the final seconds to preserve the win. The freshman from Millersville, Md. moved to 2-1 on the season when starting in goal.
This week’s awards mark the first time that St. John’s has sported a Player of the Week this season and the first time that two Red Storm teammates have been honored in the same week. The honors are also career-firsts for Manes and Lowman.
Saturday's win over Rutgers was televised on Verizon FiOS1. The game will be shown via tape delay on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.
St. John’s returns home this weekend to host Providence in another BIG EAST matchup. Faceoff is slated for 1 p.m.