By Ernest Meyers | Men’s Lacrosse 3.2.2020 | Reprinted from https://golimestonesaints.com
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Limestone College senior attack Larson Sundown (Basom, N.Y.) has been named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for the second straight week after erupting for 10 goals against Saint Leo University as announced by the conference office on Monday, March 2.
A week after dishing out a career-high eight assists against Florida Tech, Sundown became the third player in program history to register 10 or more goals in a game. The All-American tied the team’s single-game record with 12 points, adding a pair of assists to lead the top-ranked Saints past Saint Leo, 23-12.
Sundown, who has posted 21 points over the last two weeks, scored four times to help the Saints build a 9-1 lead early in the second quarter, and then tallied four goals and assisted on another over a five-minute stretch to power a 9-1 run as the Blue and Gold pulled away from the Lions in the fourth period.
He tied Limestone greats Shayne Jackson, Allen Vaughn and Roger Vyse for the most points tallied in a single game with 12 while joining Vyse and Nick Carlson as the only players to post double-digit goals in a contest. He 16 shot attempts also ranks as the second highest single-game total in program history.
Through the first month of the season, Sundown ranks second in the conference with 13 assists and 32 points while siting in third with 19 goals. He leads the nation with 8 points per game while ranking third in NCAA Division II ranks with 4.75 goals per game and eighth with 3.25 assists per contest.
Sundown and the Saints will conclude their three-game neutral site swing across the Southeast when they square off against No. 10 Lenoir-Rhyne University in the Crown Lacrosse Classic on Sunday, March 8 at Hough High School in Huntersville, N.C.
The Crown Lacrosse Classic will feature three top-25 matchups, starting with the top-ranked Saints taking on No. 10 Lenoir-Rhyne at 11 a.m. The regional clash between the Saints and Bears will then be followed by a pair of Division I games as heavyweights from both the men’s and women’s ranks take the field.