WEEK 29 (MEN): TYLER LIANTONIO (Men's Lacrosse | Freshman | Attack | Locust Valley, N.Y.)
Merrimack College men's lacrosse freshman Tyler Liantonio (Locust Valley, N.Y.) had one of the best offensive outings by any player in the program in four years in a victory on Saturday, and those efforts have landed him Fuddruckers Male Athlete of the Week honors.
As the rest of his team helped combine for the most prolific offensive outing in program history in Saturday's win at AIC, Liantonio became the first player to record nine or more points in a game for Merrimack in four years, as he finished with six goals and three assists on Saturday. The last Merrimack player to do that was Greg Melaugh '13 in an 11-point outing during the 2013 season.
Liantonio ranked second on the team in scoring last week with 12 points (8 goals, 4 assists), as he also had a goal and two assists in Merrimack's win at Franklin Pierce on Tuesday. For his efforts, he was named NE10 Rookie of the Week for the first time in his career, as well.
After his impressive pair of outings last week, Liantonio has now appeared in six games in his debut season with the Warriors and has racked up 12 points on eight goals and four assists. On the season, he is the third-highest rookie scorer on the team and ranks ninth overall.
Liantonio and the rest of the Warriors return to action this week with two more contests in the penultimate week of the regular season. The team hosts Assumption on Wednesday (April 19) on Senior Night before facing top-ranked Limestone on Sunday in Maryland.
Check back at the beginning of each week as the Athletic Department unveils the top student-athlete performers from the previous week!