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Matt Danowski, Jesse Bernhardt, Logan Schuss named Players of the Week

By Jackie Loson |  8/5/13 4:10 PM

Matt Danowski, Jesse Bernhardt, Logan Schuss named Players of the Week


BOSTON, (Monday, August 5) - Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced the weekly award winners for Week 13 of the 2013 season, which concluded on August 4. The winners are chosen every week by the League, and are based on outstanding in-game achievements. Charlotte's Matt Danowski took home Warrior Offensive Player of the Week, and Chesapeake's Jesse Bernhardt was awarded Warrior Defensive Player of the Week. Logan Schuss of the Ohio Machine earned Cascade Rookie of the Week.

Danowski led a hungry Charlotte Hounds team to a 14-11 victory over the second-ranked Hamilton Nationals on Saturday night. The Hounds earned their first trip to the post-season in only their second year of MLL play. Danowski tallied a career-high six goals, and .46 shooting percentage en route to Player of the Game accolades. The attackman rifled in one two-pointer, part of a personal six-point first-half output to bring the Hounds back from an early 5-1 deficit. The six-year veteran is playing the best of his career, currently fourth in the League with 45 points, despite playing two less games than the top three point scorers. Danowski and Charlotte will take on the Chesapeake Bayhawks this Saturday, August 10, in a game with playoff seeding implications. Check local listings and ESPN3.com for full coverage beginning at 7 p.m. (ET).

Bernhardt helped guide the Chesapeake Bayhawks to a 12-8 decision over the Rochester Rattlers, earning the home team their fourth consecutive playoff berth. The rookie long-pole out of the University of Maryland led a swarming defense that forced Rochester into a slew of turnovers and poor decisions. Chesapeake turned their defense into offense, capitalizing on multiple transition goals. Bernhardt had two groundballs in the win, and will next host the Charlotte Hounds this Saturday, August 10, at 7 p.m. (ET). Check local listings and ESPN3.com for live coverage.

Schuss sparked the Ohio Machine to a 16-12 win over the Boston Cannons, spoiling the home team’s playoff aspirations. The rookie led Ohio to their highest offensive output this season, contributing four goals and two assists in the game, while shooting an impressive .67 percent. The Ohio State University graduate currently leads all rookies with 27 goals. Coupled with six assists, Schuss is tied for 14th in the League with 33 points, second among rookies. The dominant lefty will play in his last game of the season this Saturday, August 10, at 7 p.m. (ET) when the Ohio Machine take on the New York Lizards. Check local listings and ESPN3.com for live coverage.

Warrior Offensive Player of the Week

Week 1 - Kyle Dixon (Chesapeake Bayhawks)

Week 2 - Ben Rubeor (Chesapeake Bayhawks)

Week 3 - Ned Crotty (Rochester Rattlers)

Week 4 - Ryan Boyle (Boston Cannons)

Week 5 - Stephen Keogh (Hamilton Nationals)

Week 6 - Drew Westervelt (Chesapeake Bayhawks)

Week 7 - Joe Cummings (Ohio Machine)

Week 8 - Matt Danowski (Charlotte Hounds)

Week 9 - Kevin Leveille (Rochester Rattlers)

Week 10 - Paul Rabil (Boston Cannons)

Week 11 - Casey Powell (Chesapeake Bayhawks)

Week 12 - Garrett Thul (Hamilton Nationals)

Week 13 - Matt Danowski (Charlotte Hounds)

 

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week

Week 1 - Greg Gurenlian (New York Lizards)

Week 2 - Brodie Merrill (Hamilton Nationals)

Week 3 - Jesse Schwartzman (Denver Outlaws)

Week 4 - Lee Zink (Denver Outlaws)

Week 5 - John Galloway (Rochester Rattlers)

Week 6 - John Galloway (Rochester Rattlers)

Week 7 - Greg Gurenlian (New York Lizards)

Week 8 - Tucker Durkin (Hamilton Nationals)

Week 9 - Jesse Schwartzman (Denver Outlaws)

Week 10 - Tucker Durkin (Hamilton Nationals)

Week 11 - Adam Ghitelman (Charlotte Hounds)

Week 12 - Lee Zink (Denver Outlaws)

Week 13 - Jesse Bernhardt (Chesapeake Bayhawks)

 

Cascade Rookie of the Week

Week 4 - Mike Sawyer (Charlotte Hounds)

Week 5 - Rob Pannell (New York Lizards)

Week 6 - Eric Law (Denver Outlaws)

Week 7 - Eric Law (Denver Outlaws)

Week 8 - Will Manny (Boston Cannons)

Week 9 - Cam Flint (Boston Cannons)

Week 10 - Kevin Cooper (Chesapeake Bayhawks)

Week 11 - Logan Schuss (Ohio Machine)

Week 12 - Dave Lawson (Rochester Rattlers)

Week 13 - Logan Schuss (Ohio Machine)



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