Friday, February 24, 2012

CETA student Kevin O'Shea Named Lacrosse Rookie of the Week

University of Hartford freshman lacrosse player Kevin O'Shea grabbed the first America East Rookie of the Week honor of the season after riding a high-scoring performance in the opening game of the Hawks’ 2012 campaign. The award for the week ending Feb. 19 was announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.

A native of Dix Hills, N.Y., O’Shea came off of the bench to net a hat trick in his collegiate debut at No. 8 Maryland on Saturday afternoon. The freshman accounted for half of Hartford’s goals in its season opener, a 12-6 setback, and helped keep his team in the game as all of his scores came in the second half.

Shea scored his first goal as a collegian in the opening minutes of the third quarter to knot the game at 4-4. He then put the Hawks ahead at 5-4 just 3:17 later before the Terrapins went on a four-goal tear to open an 8-5 lead. O’Shea’s final goal, which came in the opening minute of the final quarter, proved to be the last of Hartford’s offense as the Terps closed out the game with four-straight en route to the six-goal victory.

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