MAAC Offensive Player of the Week
BRYAN NEUFELD, SIENA
A, Sr., 5-8, 182, Virgil, Ontario/Niagara District
The nation's leading scorer Bryan Neufeld had another superb week for the Saints. He finished with 10 points on three goals and seven assists and added two groundballs. On Tuesday against UAlbany, he finished with three points in the process becoming the MAAC's all-time leading scorer. On Saturday at Manhattan he helped the Saints finish with an undefeated MAAC Regular Season record for a third time in the past four years, scoring seven points against the Jaspers.
MAAC Defensive Player of the Week
SEAN CALLAHAN, CANISIUS
GK, Sr., 5-11, 229, Orchard Park, N.Y./Orchard Park HS
Callahan saved his best performance of the 2012 season for Saturday, leading the Griffs to a 7-5 win against Marist and helping Canisius clinch a spot in the 2012 MAAC Tournament. The senior netminder matched a season high with 11 saves on 16 shots on goal. His .688 save percentage also marks a season high for the Orchard Park native, who also collected two ground balls in the winning effort. The senior was nearly unbeatable late in the game -- allowing one goal in the 41 minutes following Marist tying the game at three, including a 29:06 scoreless streak as Canisius built its lead to 6-3.
MAAC Rookie of the Week
CASEY DOWD, SIENA
FO, Fr., 5-9, 217, Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand
Dowd had another phenomenal week at the faceoff X for the Saints, winning 24 faceoffs including 54.5% of his draws, picked up 17 groundballs and also scored three goals. On Tuesday at UAlbany, Dowd won 16 faceoffs, picked up 11 groundballs and recorded his first career multi-goal game. He followed that up with another strong performance Saturday, winning eight faceoffs, picking up six groundballs and scoring yet another goal from his faceoff position in a win over the Jaspers.