Silvestri Scoops Up MIAA Defensive Player of the Week Award

Albion College sophomore Joe Silvestri has been named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week in men's lacrosse, the league publicist announced Wednesday morning.

A native of Novi who prepped at Detroit Catholic Central, Silvestri scooped up seven ground balls in anchoring an Albion defense that allowed only 13 goals in victories over Trine University and Hope College that kept the Britons' MIAA title hopes alive.

Albion, 9-4 overall and 4-0 against MIAA rivals, completes the regular season this week. The Britons have a Wednesday contest at Alma College. A win over Alma would set up a 1 p.m. Saturday showdown with Adrian College at Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium with the MIAA championship hanging in the balance.