CENTERVILLE, MASS. – For the second time this season, Lake Erie College men's lacrosse student-athletes Keegan Bal (Coquitlam, B.C./Centennial Secondary) and Justin Goodwin (New Westminster, B.C./New Westminster Secondary) have been recognized by the East Coast Athletic Conference as ECAC Division II Lacrosse League "Players of the Week."
Bal was named Offensive Player of the Week and Goodwin Defensive Player of the Week by the conference office Monday (April 8) following a 2-0 week for the Storm April 1-7.
Bal, who was named Offensive Player of the Week earlier this year on March 4, totaled 15 points in two games last week, scoring seven goals and assisting on eight more in a pair of Storm wins. He scored a goal and had a school single-game record seven assists as Lake Erie scored a school-record 25 goals in a 25-3 win at Alderson-Broaddus College Tuesday (April 2). Bal then scored six times and assisted on another goal as LEC rallied from a 7-2 deficit to defeat Lindenwood University 14-13 at home Saturday (April 6). During the Lindenwood game, Bal scored his 100th career goal and now has 101 for his career and is Lake Erie's all-time leader in goals, assists and points.
Goodwin totaled 12 ground balls and six caused turnovers in the two games last week. He had six ground balls in each game and picked off Lindenwood deep in LEC territory with 15 seconds remaining to secure the Storm's 14-13 win. He currently ranks second in the conference and leads the team with 51 ground balls. Goodwin was named Defensive Player of the Week back on March 25.
The Storm (6-2, 2-1 ECAC) have been ranked or receiving votes in each of the seven USILA Coaches' Polls this season and are currently 13th nationally. Lake Erie hosts Roberts Wesleyan College in a nonconference game Wednesday, April 10, at 6 p.m.