Toronto's Kasey Beirnes (right) has been names Offensive Player of the Week for Week 8. (Photo Credit: Tania Garshowitz)
The National Lacrosse League has announced the winners of the weekly player awards for Week 8 of the 2012 season.
Kasey Beirnes of the Toronto Rock was selected as Offensive Player of the Week. He scored a season-high five goals, drew two assists and picked up seven loose balls in Friday’s 16-12 win over Rochester.
Edmonton’s Kyle Rubisch took Defensive Player of the Week honors. Rubsich collected three assists, 11 loose balls, and forced five turnovers to help Edmonton defeat Philadelphia 12-10 on Friday.
Calgary’s Geoff Snider repeats as the Transition Player of Week. He scored twice, drew one assist, tracked down 19 loose balls and was 27 for 31 on face-offs as the Roughnecks handed Colorado its first loss of the season, 21-10 on Friday.
Snider also won the Transition award after Week 1.
The weekly player award winners are selected by a vote of the league’s general managers and head coaches.