Boczova, Brous Continue SSC Weekly Award Dominance

Boczova, Brous Continue SSC Weekly Award Dominance

Melbourne, Fla. – In what seems to be becoming a trend this spring, Lynn University's Klaudia Boczova and Dryden Brous were both again tabbed as Sunshine State Conference Players of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday. Boczova claims the women's tennis Player of the Week plaudit while Brous is named the men's lacrosse Specialist of the Week.

The Fighting Knight duo have been a staple in the SSC Player of the Week selections this season with Boczova picking up her fifth award of the year and Brous securing his fourth.

Including one from her time at Nova Southeastern in 2016, Boczova now has six career SSC Player of the Week awards. Rollins' Vanessa Caddick and Barry's Sonja Larsen are the only players in SSC women's tennis history to have more career awards (9). She is also just the third-ever Fighting Knight to win five times in an academic year, joining men's soccer's Jack Watson (2016) and softball's Aimee Murch (2004).

Brous, a sophomore, picks up his fourth award of the season and eighth in his young career. His eight career selections trail only Tampa's Connor Whipple (10) for second-most in SSC men's lacrosse history. He also becomes just the third-ever Fighting Knight to win at least eight career weekly awards, joining softball's Murch (9; 2004-05) and men's soccer's Chris Hellmann (8; 2013-15).

Boczova led the fourth-ranked Fighting Knights to a win in their only match this week, a 7-2 SSC triumph at No. 21 Rollins College. At No. 1 doubles, Lynn's newly crowned nationally top-ranked doubles squad of Boczova and Eliska Petrackova defeated 17th-ranked Fabiana Vitanza and Alexandra Borg, 9-7. She continued her strong play at the top singles position, blanking her opponent 6-0, 6-0.

Boczova, the seventh-ranked singles player in the country, now has five 6-0, 6-0 victories this season at the top flight. She closes out the regular season undefeated at 20-0 in singles, all at the No. 1 position, and 19-1 in doubles play, also all at the top position.

It was another week at the office for Brous, the team's faceoff specialist, who had two more huge performances as the Fighting Knights split their pair of SSC contests. The Blue and White first routed Palm Beach Atlantic at home, 21-4, before falling in the final seconds at No. 6 Saint Leo, 11-10. For the week, Brous took 43 draws, winning 37, for an incredible 86.0 faceoff-winning percentage. He also picked up 32 ground balls, averaging 16 per game.

Against the Sailfish, Brous went 18-for-19 on faceoffs while adding a game-high 15 ground balls and his fourth goal of the season. At Saint Leo, he had another phenomenal day at the faceoff X, taking all 24 draws in the game and winning 19. He did almost all of the work himself, picking up 17 ground balls. Brous' 17 ground balls ties his own program record set earlier this season vs. Florida Southern. His 19 faceoff wins are four shy of his own school record and are tied for fourth-most in a game all-time. For the season, Brous now leads the country in ground balls per game (11.27) and ranks second in the nation in faceoff winning percentage (78.2).