Sophomore Ricky Mirabito was named ECAC Co-Rookie of the Week on Monday.
April 28, 2008
Washington, D.C. - Georgetown University sophomore attack Ricky Mirabito (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Forks) was named the ECAC Lacrosse League's Co-Rookie of the Week on Monday. Mirabito shared the weekly award with Zach Rodgers from Massachusetts.
This is the third time that Mirabito has won the ECAC Rookie of the Week Award, first being named on March 24, and then again on March 31.
The 6-1, 195-pound sophomore, who did not play during his freshman season, scored three goals in Georgetown's 13-7 ECAC League win at Rutgers. It was the third time this season he has scored at least three goals and the fourth time this season he has scored at least three points in a game.
Mirabito ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 15 goals and five assists for 20 points. He was named the ECAC Rookie of the Week on March 24 after leading Georgetown to an 11-7 win over then No. 1 and previously unbeaten Duke, scoring two goals and adding one assist. He followed that up by being named the league's Rookie of the Week on March 31 after scoring three goals, including the game-winner in overtime, in an 11-10 victory at Navy.
Georgetown improved to 9-3 overall and 5-1 in the ECAC with its 13-7 win over Rutgers on Saturday. It was the second-straight win and the eighth in the last nine games for the Hoyas. GU is ranked No. 4 in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Top 20 poll and the team is ranked No. 4 in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Top 25 Coaches' poll.
The Hoyas were carried to the win over the Scarlet Knights on Saturday by its sophomore class, as four players from the Class of 2010 combined to score eight goals and tally six assists in the win.
Sophomore Craig Dowd (East Northport, N.Y./Northport) led the way, handing out a season- and career-high six assists as the Hoyas scored nine first half goals. Dowd's six assists were the most by a Georgetown player since Scott Massey handed out six in a 15-10 win over Rutgers on May 1, 1999. The six assists fell one shy of the GU school record of seven, set first by Jim Nagle against Richmond in 1982, and then tied by Chris Remington against Villanova on April 10, 1993.
Other joining the scoring included sophomore midfielder Andrew Brancaccio (Chevy Chase, Md./Georgetown Prep), who scored three goals, and sophomore defensive midfielder Chris Schuville (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) added two goals.
While senior attackmen Brendan Cannon (Haverford, Pa./The Haverford School) and Andrew Baird (Baltimore, Md./Loyola Blakefield) rank first and second on the team in scoring, respectively, and have combined for 77 points (Cannon has 44 points, Baird 33), the Georgetown sophomores are not far behind.
Dowd is third on the team in scoring with 11 goals and 21 assists for 32 points. His 21 assists ranks as the 13th-most in a single season at Georgetown. Mirabito, meanwhile, is fourth on the team with 20 points and Brancaccio has 17 goals and two assists for 19 points.
That trio - Dowd, Brancaccio and Mirabito - has combined for 43 goals and 28 assists 71 points. They have accounted for 32 percent of the team's scoring this season.
Adding in Schuville (6 goals, 1 assist), sophomore defender Barney Ehrmann (Baltimore, Md./The Gilman School) with two goals and two assists, middie Eric Reinhardt (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) with two goals, and defender Chris Nixon (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) with one goal and one assist, and the sophomore class has 54 goals and 32 assists for 86 points, 38.7 percent of the team's scoring.