Feb. 18, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -
On the heels of an 11-goal week that keyed the Army lacrosse team in back-to-back wins, the Patriot League named senior attackman Garrett Thul its Offensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.
Thul's scoring barrage began with a 4-goal effort in a midweek win over Manhattan and ended with a career-best seven goals in a 14-8 win over VMI on Saturday afternoon. He scored five of his seven goals in the second half against the visiting Keydets, including three of Army's final four scores to help seal the team's third win of the season.
A native of Flemington, N.J., Thul added an assist against VMI for a career-high eight points. While his scoring prowess was working overtime last week, Thul also racked-up 11 ground balls and a caused turnover. His six ground balls in a 14-8 win over Manhattan marked a career high.
Along with extending the nation's longest goal-scoring streak to 42 games, he brought his career total to 134 goals. Thul is now just six goals away from tying the Academy record, which Scott Finlay '78 currently holds with 140.
Monday's honor is Thul's second career Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week nod. He was named Rookie of the Week four times on his way to 2010 Patriot League Rookie of the Year honors.
A preseason All-America and All-Patriot League selection, Thul and the Black Knights will be back in action on Sunday, Feb. 24, at nationally ranked Syracuse. Face-off is set for 4 p.m. at the Carrier Dome.