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Nelson Selected As America East Player of the Week

April 7, 2014

Nelson Selected As America East Player of the Week

Contact: Mike Porter (sports1@binghamton.edu)

Cambridge, Mass.—Junior attackman Tucker Nelson was named America East men’s lacrosse Player of the Week Monday afternoon for his 10-point effort in Binghamton’s two games this week. Nelson played a big role in BU’s 13-7 win on Sunday versus UMBC, registering two goals and four assists in the victory.

Nelson, who leads Binghamton in points (35) and assists (23) in 2014, began his week with a goal and three assists versus eighth-ranked Syracuse on Wednesday. He followed up Wednesday’s performance with a career-high six points in the Bearcats’ impressive six-goal victory over UMBC from Vestal yesterday. Binghamton outscored the Retrievers 9-1 in the final 30 minutes of play to jump to 2-0 in conference play. The last time BU started 2-0 in America East competition was back in 2007.

In BU’s dominant second half Sunday, Nelson had a hand in five goals against UMBC, scoring two and dishing out another three assists. With his seven assists on the week, Nelson now has 50 career assists at Binghamton which is tied for second all-time in school history. In addition, he slid into the top-10 in points at BU with 71 in just 24 games played.

In 10 games this season, the Penfield high school graduate has recorded two or more points in each and every contest. He also carries a 24-game point scoring streak into Saturday’s matchup with Vermont which takes place at 1:30 p.m. from Virtue Field. The Bearcats are looking for their first 3-0 start in conference play since 2004 when they won all six conference games en route to a regular season championship.

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