March 17, 2014
CENTERVILLE, Mass. -- Sophomore Brad Lott (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) of the University of Michigan men's lacrosse team has been named the ECAC Specialist of the Week for compiling a school-record 15 ground balls while going 21-of-24 at the faceoff dot in an 11-10 overtime win over league foe Bellarmine on Saturday (March 15).
Following the standout performance in his hometown, Lott has now won 62 percent of his chances (85-of-138) this season, and he has 52 ground pickups, which is a Michigan single-season record. He is ranked No. 11 in the country in faceoff percentage and No. 8 in the country in ground balls per game with 8.67. Both numbers top the ECAC.
Lott has won the ECAC award three times in the last four weeks, as he also took home the accolades on Feb. 24 and March 3. Overall, this is the sixth ECAC honor for the Wolverines this season. Most recently, sophomore Chris Walker (Rochester, Mich./Brother Rice) and freshman Ian King (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) took home defender and rookie of the week honors on March 10.
Lott and the rest of the Wolverines will begin a two-game home stretch Tuesday (March 18) against No. 1 Maryland at 4 p.m. from Michigan Stadium. The week will conclude with another home date against the St. Joseph's Hawks Saturday (March 22) at 3 p.m. in a game that will also be held at the Big House.
Contact: Scott Kemps