By: Justin Lafleur
HANOVER, N.H. — For the second straight week, a Dartmouth men’s lacrosse freshman was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week. After goaltender Sam Cooper won the award last week, defenseman Max LaTorre received the honor on Monday following a dominant performance at Holy Cross Saturday.
LaTorre was an integral part of the Big Green defense, which shut-out the Crusaders in the first half, on the way to a 17-6 win — the program’s largest margin of victory since 2004 and largest margin of victory on the road since 1994. The Far Hills, N.J. native finished with two groundballs, a game-high three caused turnovers and his first-career point (an assist). The Big Green were leading 12-0 at the half and 17-4 in the final minute of play. LaTorre helped lead a defense that allowed just seven first-half shots (only three on goal), with only 24 total shots for the game (only 13 of which were on goal). Holy Cross turned the ball over 31 times for the game and didn’t score for the first 36:17 of the contest. LaTorre’s assist came on Colin McGill’s goal as the first quarter expired.
Through two games, LaTorre leads the Big Green with five caused turnovers, while he’s added three groundballs.
One of just seven undefeated teams remaining in the nation, Dartmouth returns to the field on Saturday when it hosts Siena. Gametime is set for 1 p.m. on ESPN+.