PHILADELPHIA - Penn junior goalkeeper Gregory Klossner has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week in men's lacrosse for the week of March 20. The announcement was made Monday by the conference office.
Klossner came up with 17 saves and allowed just seven goals in the Quakers’ 11-7 victory over Yale Saturday afternoon, in the Ivy League opener for both teams. Klossner’s .708 save percentage for the game helped him improve his overall percentage this season to .630; his goals-against average to date is a stingy 6.26. As a result, Penn just 2-11 a year ago is 5-0 for the first timesince 1977and ranked 14th in the latest United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) national poll.
Klossner is the second-consecutive Penn player to earn the Ivy League’s weekly award senior attack James Riordan was the recipient last week. In addition, the Quakers have had two Ivy League Rookies of the Week already this season.
Penn is next in action Tuesday night, traveling to Lewisburg, Pa. to take on Bucknell. The Bison are 3-3, but have won their last two games including a double-overtime decision over then-No. 1 Maryland last Tuesday.