Jay Carlson named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week


Senior attackman Jay Carlson received the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Ohio State on Saturday. (Mandatory Credit: Zach Babo/InsideLacrosse)

The awards keep pouring in for the Maryland men’s lacrosse team.

On Monday, attackman Jay Carlson was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. This is the second weekly offensive honor for the Terrapins and the first for Carlson.

The other Big Ten Offensive of the Week was midfielder Joe LoCascio, who won the honor back on March 23.

Carlson was a huge force in Saturday’s victory over Ohio State. The Cockeysville native had three goals and an assist in the contest that clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular season title for the Terps.

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Carlson scored some of the biggest goals against the Buckeyes. With Maryland trailing 4-0 in the first quarter, the senior attackman netted the first two Terp goals. Carlson also scored the most important goal of the entire game.

After midfielder Henry West almost single-handedly brought the Terps back to force overtime, Carlson took the ball from behind the cage, decided against passing it off to fellow attackman Matt Rambo, and beat his man and beat goalie Tom Carey to give Maryland the thrilling victory.

In terms of offense, Carlson is second on the team in points (28), goals (23), and shot percentage (64.7 percent). He also ranks 10th in the Big Ten with 1.77 goals-per-game.

Maryland will close out the season on Saturday against Johns Hopkins. If the Terps win, they are the sole Big Ten champions, but if the Blue Jays win, they share the Big Ten regular season title with the Terps.

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