ROSEMONT, IL – For the second consecutive week, Johns Hopkins attackman Kyle Marr has been named the Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Blue Jays to a 12-6 win against then seventh-ranked Rutgers. This is the second time Marr has earned the award in his career and the 11th time a Johns Hopkins player has earned Offensive of the Week honors since men’s lacrosse debuted as a Big Ten sport in 2015.
One week after scoring a career-high six goals and adding one assist for a personal-best seven points in Johns Hopkins’ 18-17 win against Virginia, Marr tallied five goals in the victory against the Scarlet Knights. He scored three goals in the first quarter to help the Blue Jays build a 4-0 lead; Rutgers was never closer than three goals over the final 47 minutes.
Marr’s five-goal effort pushed his season totals to 19 goals and seven assists for 26 points in nine games; he leads the team in goals and ranks second in points and assists. Marr is the first Johns Hopkins player to tally five or more goals in back-to-back games since Ryan Brown did it midway through the 2015 season. He has 14 goals and three assists in his last four games, has registered at least one point in all nine games this season and is tied for the team-lead with seven multi-point games on the year.
Johns Hopkins improved to 6-3 with the win against the Scarlet Knights and the Blue Jays are ranked 11th in both the USILA Coaches Poll and the Maverik Media Poll this week. Hopkins will return to action on Sunday, April 9 when the Blue Jays travel to Ohio State. Faceoff against the Buckeyes is set for 7 pm with a live national television broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
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