Men's Lacrosse Faces Saint Joseph's on Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA - After several weeks of Ivy League competition, the Penn men's lacrosse team heads briefly out of conference with a midweek game against local rival Saint Joseph's. The Quakers and the Hawks will meet at Finnesey Field on the SJU campus Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

The Series with SJU
The Quakers and the Hawks have met seven times since 1997 -- including six seasons in a row from 1997 to 2002 -- with Penn winning all seven matchups. Last year, in the first meeting since 2002, Penn hosted Saint Joseph's at Franklin Field and defeated the Hawks, 16-5.

About Saint Joseph's
The Hawks (0-10) have struggled this season, most recently falling to CAA rival Delaware 10-6 on Saturday. Following Wednesday night's game, SJU will close out the season at Towson on Saturday, April 30. Kyle Williams leads the Hawks with 24 points (16g, 8a), while Scott Cullinan is the only other SJU player to reach double figures in the points category (7g, 3a). In goal, Chris Moffa has played 371 minutes and has a 12.29 goals-against average and a .449 save percentage while Griffin Ferrigan has played 229 minutes with a 12.58 GAA and a .473 save percentage.

About Penn...
*With its overtime win on the road at unranked Harvard last weekend, Penn improved to 13th in this week's USILA coaches poll. The Quakers remain 17th in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse media poll.

*According to, Penn entered the week fourth nationally in strength of schedule and ninth in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

*Penn's schedule this season includes teams currently ranked third (Cornell), sixth (Duke), ninth (UNC) and 11th (Villanova) in the USILA poll. Still on the horizon is Virginia, the preseason No. 1 that is currently ranked 10th.

*Penn is 5-0 at home this season, and has won six in a row at Franklin Field dating back to last season. That is the fourth-longest home winning streak at the NCAA Division I level. Who's ahead of the Quakers and Crimson? Duke at 16, Hofstra at 14, and Bucknell at 9.

*Penn has played four straight one-goal games, winning two and losing two. Three of those contests have gone to overtime. The last time the Quakers played four straight one-goal games? Try 1985.

*Six of Penn's 10 games this season have been decided by a goal (with another one decided by two goals). The Quakers are 3-3 in those games. The last time the Red and Blue had six one-goal games in a single season was 2005; they went 1-5 in those contests.

*Penn has played four overtime games this season, a school record for a single season.

*IN THE NATIONAL STATS (team): Penn entered the week eighth in caused turnovers per game (9.90), 12th in man-up offense (38.7 percent success), and 16th in scoring defense (8.00 GAA).

*IN THE NATIONAL STATS (individual): junior Will Koshansky entered the week third in caused turnovers per game (3.20) while freshman Maxx Meyer was eighth (2.10); senior Corey Winkoff was ninth in assists per game (1.80); freshman Brian Feeney was 13th in goals-against average (7.74).

*After being held scoreless in Penn's first two games, Winkoff has 25 points in the last eight contests which leads the Quakers. He also has a team-high 18 assists.

*Winkoff now has 86 assists in his career which is tied for third all-time at Penn with Andy Crofton (1993-96). Peter Hollis is second, with 94 from 1975-77, while Chris Conforti is the all-time leader with 103 from 1988-91.

*In a survey of the NCAA Division I SIDs, Winkoff's 86 career assists tie him for seventh among active players nationally, with Maryland's Ryan Young.

*In the last six games, Winkoff has 15 assists (2.5 apg) and 21 points (3.5 ppg).

*Senior Al Kohart leads Penn with 19 goals -- including 11 in Ivy League play -- and is second on the team with 22 points.

*Kohart has recorded at least a point in nine of Penn's 10 games, with two four-point outings and a trio of three-point games.

*Kohart also leads Penn with three hat tricks this season, against UNC, Cornell and Brown. All three of them came on the road.

*Sophomore Rob Fitzpatrick is third on the team with 15 points (10g, 5a) while junior John Conneely is fourth with 13 points (7g, 6a).

*Freshman Drew Belinsky -- who scored the OT winners against both Yale and Harvard, both times unassisted -- is Penn's top freshman scorer with 11 points (8g, 3a). He has at least one point in Penn's last four games.

*Junior Dan Savage, who was held scoreless against Harvard, has 10 points this season (9g, 1a).

*Fitzpatrick is the only Penn player to record a point in every game this season, while Winkoff has scored in eight straight games. Conneely had a six-game point-scoring streak snapped against Yale and has not scored in the last three contests.

*Senior Morgan Griff has scored twice in each of Penn's last two games, his first multi-goal outings since he had a hat trick against Towson on April 26, 2009. After going pointless in Penn's first five games, he has seven points in the last five contests.

*Penn's seven goals at Harvard came from five different players (only Belinsky and Griff scored twice). This season, Penn has had six or more goalscorers in all but three games (5 vs. Harvard, 4 vs. Lafayette, 4 at UNC).

*Koshansky, a long-stick middie, has five points this season (3g, 2a) and also leads Penn with 32 caused turnovers. He had six CTs Saturday at Harvard.

*Meyer is behind Koshansky in CTs (21), as are fellow close defensemen Brett Hughes (13) and Anthony Santomo (13).

*Freshman Danny Feeney has been Penn's primary faceoff man through the first 10 games, taking all but 21; he is second on the Quakers with 37 ground balls, behind Meyer (39) and ahead of Koshansky (30).

*In goal, Brian Feeney has played every minute. He has a 7.73 goals-against average and a .477 save percentage.

*Penn has held two different opponents to three goals this season, Duke and Princeton. The last time the Quakers held two different teams to three or fewer goals in a single season was 2001 (3 to Bucknell, 3 to Brown).

*Prior to this season, the last time Penn held ANY opponent to three goals was the 2006 season opener, a 19-3 win over Siena.