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Pro Lax POTW: Concannon, Comizio, Staats And Sconone Shine

It was a wild, wild week in pro lacrosse. The MLL was full of upsets, including a rematch of last year’s MLL Championship, while the PLL All-Star game saw incredible play after incredible play. The pro lax POTW (Players of the Week, for those unfamiliar with the term) were announced Wednesday.

Pro Lax POTW (Players of the Week)

Jack Concannon – PLL Player of the Week, Team Baptiste (Atlas)

The former Hofstra goalkeeper had an incredible outing at the PLL All-Star game. Yes, we realize it was an All-Star game and no competition was had that had any impact on the league standings, but it was still an impressive performance nonetheless. (Here’s why the PLL All-Star game was significant).

Concannon registered 13 saves for Team Baptiste in the winning effort. He only allowed five goals, which is good for a .626 percent save percentage. Jack Concannon is one of the top goalies in the PLL, as evidenced by his All-Star nod and his rank of third in the league for save percentage at 55.5 percent.

Randy Staats – MLL Offensive Player of the Week (Atlanta Blaze)

Randy Staats set a franchise record for assists in one game during a season and chipped in two more goals to be good for an MLL Offensive Player of the Week award.

The Blaze took down the Boston Cannons in what was a rematch from the previous week that saw the Cannons win, 17-6, off of an incredible save by Boston back-up goalkeeper Tate Boyce (Seriously, great storyline about Boyce).

Staats led the Blaze to the 15-12 win over the Cannons. Atlanta now currently sits at 5-4, good enough for fourth place in the league standings.

Randy Staats is now tied for first in the league in points with 40.

Sean Sconone – MLL Defensive Player of the Week (Dallas Rattlers)

This seems to be the year of the goaltender in pro lacrosse. There have been some ridiculous saves made and incredible performances at the position in both leagues.

This week, Sean Sconone had a 22-save performance on 30 shots — a stat that was originally listed at 20 saves on 28 shots in the Dallas Rattlers press release — to help the Dallas Rattlers secure their first win of the season and avenge their MLL Championship loss from last season.

I may be biased as a goalie myself, but I LOVE seeing outstanding goalie play. In my opinion, it is one of the most dynamic positions in the game because of the impact that player can have and the incredible athleticism it takes (and yes, it does take athleticism).

TJ Comizio – MLL Rookie of the Week (Atlanta Blaze)

TJ Comizio helped out Atlanta in the Blaze’s win over Boston last week. The rookie scored a goal and tallied an assist, while scooping up two ground balls and causing three turnovers.

Comizio also received an All-Star nod this year in his rookie season after registering 10 points on the year to go along with 23 ground balls.