MELBOURNE, Fla. - Ross Dickerson earns the Sunshine State Conference specialist of the week honors after his performance against the Florida Tech Panthers and the NYIT Bears. The Spartans defeated the Panthers 14-9 before downing the Bears 16-12. The two wins put the Spartans 8-4 on the 2019 season.
Dickerson takes Specialist of the Week for his efforts at the faceoff X during Tampa's wins over Florida Tech (14-9) and New York Institute of Technology (16-12). Against the Panthers, the Berlin, Maryland native won 17-21 faceoffs and had 12 ground balls. Facing the Bears, Dickerson won 21-31 faceoffs and had 14 ground balls. For the week, the Spartan won 0.731% of his faceoffs and picked up 26 ground balls. Nationally, Ross still sits with the fifth best win percentage in the nation, 76.5.
Athletes of the Week are chosen from a pool of nominees for their performances during the week of March 25 - 31, 2019. Athletes are nominated by Sports Information Directors of member institutions.
2019 SSC Men's Lacrosse Winners (Offense; Defense; Specialist)
Feb. 4: Coleman Jacobs, Embry-Riddle; Lucas Fraser, Embry-Riddle; Ross Dickerson, Tampa
Feb. 11: Philip Buque, Saint Leo, Gunner Gebelein, Palm Beach Atlantic; Mark Urso, Embry-Riddle
Feb. 18: Andrew Kew, Tampa; Collin McClelland, Lynn; Dryden Brous, Lynn
Feb. 25: Jake Mosher McGraw, Tampa; B.J. Borowski, Tampa; Ross Dickerson, Tampa
Mar. 4: Sean Nola, Florida Southern; Daniel Flock, Florida Tech; Jordan Williams, Saint Leo
Mar. 11: Philip Buque, Saint Leo; Will Eckert, Rollins; Mark Urso, Embry-Riddle
Mar. 18: Andrew Kew, Tampa; Evan Schimek, Rollins; Ross Dickerson, Tampa
Mar. 25: Andrew Kew, Tampa; Austen Lison, Florida Southern; Ryan Land, Florida Tech
Apr. 1: Joe Appio, Florida Southern; Collin McClelland, Lynn; Ross Dickerson, Tampa