Dolik named CAA Men's Lacrosse Player, Rookie of the Week

University Park, Pa. — After netting the game-winner in overtime against No. 11 Hofstra on Saturday, freshman Nick Dolik (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) has been named CAA Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week. The honors are the first for Dolik, and mark Penn State's first CAA Player of the Week accolade since joining the conference.

All told, Dolik netted three goals including the gamewinner in Penn State's 11-10 upset of No. 11 Hofstra Saturday night. Dolik scored all three of his goals after halftime to help the Nittany Lions fight off a persistent Hofstra team that led by as many as five goals at one point. Dolik also had one assist on the night, which came on PSU's equalizing goal to tie the game at 10-10 and send the match-up into overtime. Dolik has 16 goals on the year and six assists, which is third on the Nittany Lion squad.

Dolik's Rookie of the Week nod is Penn State's second such honor this year. Freshman Billy Gribbin (Rockville, Md.) also earned the honor the week of March 28 after helping the Nittany Lions to a victory over Saint John's.

Penn State travels to Towson this Saturday for a noon match-up against the Tigers. Towson is hot of late, recording back-to-back upsets over Top 10 teams first against No. 7 UMass, 10-9, then this past weekend against No. 7 Drexel, 8-7. The Nittany Lions return home the following weekend for their regular season finale on April 30, at 7:30 p.m. vs. Delaware.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010