Mansfield, Mass. – Dean College freshman netminder Alex Govoni (Lakeville, Mass.) became the second straight Bulldog freshman to earn New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) men's lacrosse rookie of the week honors it was announced on Monday.
Govoni joins classmate Louis Piccolo (Foxboro, Mass.) in collecting the honor after a standout week in which Dean went 2-0 with a pair of home victories.
In a 12-5 win over Lyndon State on Wednesday, Govoni made 18 saves as he held the Hornets scoreless for the first 18 minutes of game action.
He then followed that performance up with a stellar effort in a 16-1 win over Thomas College on Friday. Govoni only played the first 30 minutes, but he held the Terriers scoreless and didn't need to make a save to collect the win.
Govoni and the rest of the Bulldogs play host to UMass-Dartmouth this afternoon. Faceoff is slated for 3:30 p.m.