Illinois Wesleyan’s James Maibuecher and Carthage’s Zerik Rodriguez were selected as the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin men's lacrosse Players of the Week on Monday.
Maibuecher, a senior midfielder, helped the Titans to a 26-12 win over Wittenberg in their only game of the week on Sunday. He finished with five goals and three assists for eight points as IWU improved to 2-0 heading into its road contest against Ohio Wesleyan on Thursday.
Rodriguez, a freshman goalie, was in goal for all 60 minutes of a 9-4 victory over Hope College on Saturday. He made nine saves with a 3.30 goals against average and a .692 save percentage. Carthage is ranked ninth in the NCAA in scoring defense and Rodriguez is ranked fourth in goals against average.