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Players of the Week: Beirnes, Rubisch, G. Snider & Kirk

02/29/2012, 9:39am EST
By NLL.com

Five-goal game helps Toronto star earn first weekly award this season


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. 

Evan Kirk of the Minnesota Swarm picked up Rookie of the Week honors for the second time in three weeks, He made 43 saves on 50 shots and held Washington scoreless in the second quarter as Minnesota defeated the Stealth 15-7 on Friday.

The weekly player award winners are selected by a vote of the league’s general managers and head coaches.

 

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