Men’s lacrosse’s Forster named CAA Player of the Week
RICHMOND, Va. - After totaling seven points in the No. 16 Penn State men’s lacrosse team’s 10-9 come-from-behind victory against Drexel, senior attackman Jack Forster (Jenkintown) has been named CAA Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday (April 9).
The Jenkintown, Pa., native, who extended his goal-scoring streak to seven games, recorded his second straight four-goal game and helped the Nittany Lions improve to 6-5 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Forster also added three assists as he garnered his first-ever CAA weekly honor.
Trailing 7-3 in the third quarter, Forster sparked the Penn State comeback bid when he notched his third goal of the game midway through the frame. After the Nittany Lions brought the score to within one, Forster struck again to knot the game at 7-7 with seven seconds left in the third.
After Drexel took a 9-8 lead with 9:34 remaining in the game, Forster registered assists on Penn State’s final two goals. He set up sophomore Shane Sturgis’ (Downingtown) game-tying goal with 5:43 left before recording the helper on sophomore Gavin Ahern’s (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) game-winner with 2:45 on the clock.
In 2012, Forster paces the squad in goals (23), assists (11) and points (34). The attackman ranks third in the conference in goals per game (2.09) and is tied for fifth in points per game (3.09).
Forster and the rest of the Nittany Lions will return to action on Saturday (April 14) when they visit Towson. Opening faceoff is slated at 7:30 p.m.