WATERVILLE, Maine – After two more double-digit save performances over the past week to help the Castleton University men's lacrosse team put together its best games of the season, Brandon Myron has been named the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Defensive Player of the Week, announced Monday by the league office.
In last Wednesday's overtime game against Norwich, Myron made 15 saves on 25 shots on goal as the Spartans and Cadets needed over five extra minutes to decide the annual rivalry contest. He made several saves along the way to keep Norwich tied with or behind Castleton until the very end, plus he caused one turnover and helped the Spartans to a 77.3 percent success rate (17-of-22) on clear attempts.
Saturday, Myron made 13 saves on 18 shots on goal for a .722 save percentage as the Spartans earned their first victory of the season with a 15-7 decision over Southern Maine. He made seven saves in the second period while the contest was still close, plus his play in transition led Castleton to a 78.9 percent success rate (15-of-19) on clear attempts.
For the season, Myron is 11th in Division III in saves per game with 15.60 as well as 57th in the country in save percentage at .578. He becomes the first Castleton player to receive at least three of the same weekly award from the conference in a single season since Zach Davidson was named NAC Player of the Week four times during the 2015 campaign.
Castleton (1-4) hosts SUNY Canton Wednesday, March 28, at 4 p.m., followed by the conference opener against Maine Maritime next Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m., both at Spartan Stadium.