For his efforts in leading the Terrier men's lacrosse team to a 9-8, overtime victory over Alfred St. last week, Hiram College senior Alex Meehan has been named the North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Meehan becomes the first Terrier since 2017 to earn NCAC Player of the Week honors, joining teammate Tim Stucky as the last two players to garner the award.
Meehan helped Hiram control the offensive possessions in the Terriers' win over the Pioneers on Saturday, winning 17-of-20 in the face-off circle throughout the afternoon. His .850 win percentage in the game marked his second-highest success hate of the season (he went 14-of-15 in a 10-2 win over La Roche).
Meehan's last two face-off wins proved to be clutch for the Terriers as it came on the final two attempts of the game.
After Alfred St. had tied the match 8-8 with under 90 seconds to play in regulation, Meehan won the face-off, giving the Terriers a chance at the game-winning goal.
With the game needing to be decided in overtime, Meehan once again came through, winning the attempt that led to the game-clinching score just 20 seconds later.
During Hiram's four-game winning streak, Meehan has been one of the top face-off men in the country. His .825 winning percentage currently ranks second in the Nation. Throughout the year he has never dipped below .750 in the circle, winning 71-of-86 chances.
The NCAC Player of the Week award marks Meehan's first. He and the rest of the Terriers will take their four-game winning streak on the road on Wednesday evening, as they travel to Bethany College. The game with the Bison is scheduled for 7 p.m.