PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania men's lacrosse team swept the weekly awards handed out by the Ivy League office, as senior attackman James Riordan was named the Ivy League Player of the Week and freshman attack Casey O'Rourke was tabbed the Rookie of the Week.
Riordan earned the honor after scoring five goals in wins against North Carolina and UMBC. Four of his goals came last Tuesday in Chapel Hill, as the Quaker romped the Tar Heels, 13-4. On Saturday afternoon, his only goal was the overtime game-winner as Penn overcame a four-goal deficit in the fourth quarter and knocked off No. 17 UMBC, 12-11.
O'Rourke scored two of Penn's goals during the four-goal run that tied things up against the Retrievers Saturday, which allowed him to gain the Rookie honor.
Riordan is currently second on the Penn team with seven goals, while O'Rourke has three. The Quakers moved up in the USILA national rankings to No. 15 this week, and are 4-0 for the first time since 2002. They will begin Ivy League play Saturday at Yale (3 p.m. start).