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Toron Eccleston (L) and Victor Powell (R)
Toron Eccleston (L) was named SAC Offensive Player of the Week and Victor Powell (R) was named SAC Defensive Player of the Week.
photos courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Snags Offensive, Defensive SAC Player of the Week Awards

The South Atlantic Conference announced its Varsity Gems Men’s Lacrosse Players of the Week for games played in the sixth week of the 2023 season. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Toron Eccleston was named the offensive player of the week and teammate Victor Powell was named the defensive player of the week, while Wingate’s Johnny Caponi was named the specialist of the week.

Eccleston, a senior attacker from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, went off against No. 15 Florida Tech with a season-high six goals and eight points. He had a hat trick at the half to lead the Bears to their fourth win over a ranked opponent. Eccleston added a pair of caused turnovers and scored three goals on the man advantage, recording the most in program history.

Powell, a junior defender from Chesapeake Beach, Md., dominated the defensive end against No. 15 Florida Tech to help the Bears move to 6-1 on the year with four wins over ranked opponents. Powell tied a program record with four caused turnovers and grabbed three ground balls.