MEDFORD, Mass. – Sophomore goalie Mason Pollack of the Tufts University men's lacrosse team has been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III Team of the Week, as announced by the association Tuesday.
Pollack was the backbone of two New England Small College Athletic Conference road victories for the Jumbos at Bates on Tuesday night (20-12) and at Middlebury on Saturday (13-10). He stopped 60 percent of the shots he saw with a total of 33 saves. His five second-half saves at Bates (10 total) helped the Jumbos out-score the Bobcats 10-2 in the third and fourth quarters, including no goals allowed in the third. He was very sharp at Middlebury, with 20 of his 23 saves in the first three quarters allowing the Jumbos to emerge from a 7-3 deficit to win.
On the season the sophomore has a .561 save percentage, while allowing an average of 10.36 goals per contest. Pollack has accumulated a total of 124 saves as he has compiled a record of 9-1 in net for Tufts. His save percentage is good for third in all of NESCAC.
The Jumbos are currently ranked fifth in Division III across the country and will wrap up their regular season at home tomorrow against Bowdoin before turning their attention to the NESCAC and NCAA tournaments.