Sept. 5, 2011
QUEENS, N.Y. -
After anchoring a St. John's defensive unit that allowed a combined three shots on goal in a pair of shutout wins on the road, senior Connor Lade has been named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. The honor is the first of season for Lade, who was one of just two players in the conference to earn Defensive Player of the Week honors twice in the 2010 season.
While allowing just three shots on goal in the two victories, the Red Storm defense also allowed just 15 total shots. After limiting then-No. 8 William & Mary to five shots, three on goal, in a 3-0 win, Lade and the defense allowed zero shots on goal in a 1-0 win against Boston University.
St. John's (2-1-0) currently ranks tied for first in the league in shutouts (2), and tied for sixth in both goals scored (4) and goals allowed (3).
Jack Bennett is tied for the league-lead in game-winning goals (2), and ranks tied for ninth in both points (4) and goals (2), while Jimmy Mulligan is tied for first in assists (2). Rafael Diaz is also tied for first in the conference with two shutouts.