After his team secured the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Lacrosse Tournament championship with an 11-8 victory over Alma College last Saturday, Albion College Head Coach Jake DeCola credited seniors Dominic Hamper, Zach Hubbell and Paul Johnson with providing the leadership to carry the program to its third consecutive conference title.
Two of the seniors – Hubbell and Johnson – were rewarded Monday as the conference’s final Players of the Week for the 2017 season.
Hubbell, an East Lansing, Mich., native who prepped at Haslett High School, was named the Offensive Player of the Week after producing three goals in the Britons 9-6 semifinal victory over Olivet College and one goal in the championship game against Alma. He was previously named the MIAA’s Offensive Most Valuable Player for the 2017 season.
Johnson, a Novi, Mich., native who prepped at Detroit Country Day School, was credited with scooping two ground balls in each of the games to gain the Defensive Player of the Week award.
Albion, 15-3 overall, is on its way to Rochester, N.Y., for a 5 p.m. Tuesday game against John Carroll University in the first round of the NCAA Division III Championship. The survivor of the Albion/John Carroll contest advances to a 4 p.m. Wednesday game against the second-ranked squad from the Rochester Institute of Technology.