Junior long stick midfielder Adam Maiale (Blue Bell, Pa./La Salle College H.S.) of The University of Scranton men's lacrosse team had a big game in the Royals' 14-7 win over King's on Tuesday, March 6. As a result, he has been named the Landmark Conference Defensive Athlete of the Week for men's lacrosse.
Maiale had one of the best defensive games in recent Royals' memory. He finished with nine caused turnovers and seven ground balls, both career highs, as Scranton snapped a two-game losing streak. He had six caused turnovers in the first half as Scranton built a 6-3 lead. And he had three ground balls and two caused turnovers in the third period, when the Royals outscored the Monarchs, 6-1, to put the game away.
For the season, Maiale leads the team with 18 caused turnovers and is second with 26 ground balls. He also has one goal.
The men's lacrosse team is in action this afternoon when the Royals take on Hampden-Sydney at 4 p.m. in Hampden-Sydney, Val.