MELBOURNE, Fla. - Ross Dickerson earns the Sunshine State Conference specialist of the week honors after his performance against the Florida Southern Moccasins and the Saint Leo Lions. The Spartans defeated the Moccasins 17-11 before downing the Lions 17-8. The two wins put the Spartans 10-4 on the 2019 season.
Dickerson takes Specialist of the Week for his work at the faceoff X during Tampa's wins over Florida Southern College (17-11) and No. 14 Saint Leo University (17-8). Against the Mocassins, Dickerson won 24-of-30 faceoffs while picking up 13 ground balls. Facing the Lions, he won 18-of-21 faceoffs and picked up 17 ground balls. For the week, the Berlin, Maryland native won 82.4% of faceoffs and tallied two points off a goal and an assist. Dickerson is second in the SSC in ground balls per game (11.21) and in faceoff percentage (0.766). This is Dickerson's fifth weekly award this season and eighth all-time, tying him for second in career men's lacrosse weekly awards.
Athletes of the Week are chosen from a pool of nominees for their performances during the week of April 1 -7, 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
Apr. 8: Ryan Dunn, Rollins; Evan Schimek, Rollins; Ross Dickerson, Tampa