INDIANAPOLIS – After a double-digit point performance this past Wednesday at Mount St. Joseph, the Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference has announced Hanover College men's lacrosse sophomore Ian Kimmins (Dayton, Ohio) as its offensive player of the week.
Kimmins was involved in nearly half of Hanover's offensive production during a 23-2 road victory at HCLC-rival MSJ. The sophomore set career highs in goals (8) and total points (10). Kimmins also scored on eight of his 11 shots, with a total of 10 attempts coming on goal.
During a first quarter that saw the Panthers outscore the Lions 9-2, Kimmins posted four goals. He added a goal and an assist in the second frame, as well as three scores in the third and his final helper in the fourth quarter.
Kimmins now has four-plus goals in five of the last six outings, raising his HCLC-leading season total to 45. His goal count marks the most since Josh Green produced 48 in 2014. The sophomore is also second in the HCLC in total points, 56, trailing only his teammate, junior Noah King (Lexington, Ky.), who has 58.
The Panthers have won three straight and six of their last seven to advance to 9-4 overall and 4-1 in HCLC play. Hanover's win over MSJ tied the program record for the most victories in a single season.
The Blue and Red have now won six weekly conference awards this spring. Kimmins is receiving his first career weekly honor.
The Panthers will host the Lions next time out, a 1 p.m. game at Alumni Stadium on Saturday, April 20.
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