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NAIA Players Of The Week: Jack Kandoth, Sydney Knego

Here are this week’s 2020 NAIA Lacrosse Players of the Week for March 2. Sydney Knego (SCAD) and Jack Kandoth (Benedictine) are this week’s winners. Take a look at this week’s NAIA men’s recap and rankings by clicking here.

2020 NAIA Lacrosse Players Of The Week: March 2

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Photo courtesy Benedictine College Raven Athletics


Jack Kandoth, Benedictine (KS)

Last Week’s Performance

  • Six goals against (RV) Missouri Valley College.

Player Profile

  • 45 goals and eight assists thus far in his four-year career
  • Has a .385 career shooting percentage, with his best season coming in 2019 with a .435 shooting percentage.
  • Currently tied for 13th in the NAIA in total goals
  • Has arguably one of the best mustaches in the NAIA which has obviously led to his success
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SCAD Savannah – Winter 2019 – Women’s Lacrosse – Action Shots – SCAD Athletics Complex – Photography Courtesy of SCAD


Sydney Knego, SCAD (GA)

Last Week’s Performance

  • Six goals, four assists on 10 shots against No. 5 Reinhardt

Player Profile

  • Currently is second in the NAIA in points per game for teams having played more than one game, posting a 8.2 points per game average with five games played (was not listed as playing in SCAD’s game against Columbia College)
  • Knego also leads the league in total points, having scored 28 goals and 13 assists
  • Program-record for goals in a career and currently for goals per game average in a career
  • Needs 16 more points to break the SCAD career points record by passing Kayla Nelson who had 319 career points.
  • Career Stats:
    • 2017: 5.29 points per game average (60 goals, 14 assists)
    • 2018: Six points per game (70 goals, 20 assists)
    • 2019: 6.6 points per game (73 goals, 26 assists)
    • 2020: 8.2 points per game average (28 goals, 13 assists, five games played thus far)