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Ruleman tabbed CAC Defensive Player of the Week for first time in career

Ruleman tabbed CAC Defensive Player of the Week for first time in career

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - After a career performance this past Saturday, junior goalkeeper Patrick Ruleman of the Marymount men's lacrosse team earned his first collegiate Capital Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player ofthe Week honor, the league announced on Monday. 

Ruleman played 90 minutes in the net this past week, making 18 saves. He took over in the second half on the road against Catholic making four saves before setting a new career high against St. Vincent at home on Saturday with 14 saves. 

Against St. Vincent, he protected the pipes for the full 60 minutes, but the more impressive feat was in the final 30 minutes. Ruleman and his defense it front of him blanked the Bearcats while the offense got off seven goals for the 11-6 victory. 

Ruleman is the first Saint to earn a conference weekly honor for men's lacrosse since March 9, 2015 when former MU goalkeeper Mike Kempel was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week. 

Ruleman and the Saints head on the road for their next game, taking on Shenandaoh on Wednesday, March 7. Start time is set for 7 p.m.