NCAC Trio Named To USILA Team of the Week

Ohio Wesleyan's Ben Rigger (L), Denison's Peter Pittroff (M) & OWU's Jack Jeschke were named to the USILA Div. III Team of the Week for games played between Feb. 26-March 4.
Ohio Wesleyan's Ben Rigger (L), Denison's Peter Pittroff (M) & OWU's Jack Jeschke were named to the USILA Div. III Team of the Week for games played between Feb. 26-March 4.

Story Contributions Courtesy of the Denison & Ohio Wesleyan Sports Information Departments

For the second week in a row, multiple NCAC men's lacrosse players were named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Team of the Week for games played between Feb. 26-March 4., it was announced on March 6th.

This week a trio of league athletes earned the national recognition, including Denison sophomore attack Peter Pittroff (Charlotte, NC/Country Day) and the Ohio Wesleyan duo of senior goalie Ben Rigger (Decatur, GA/Decatur) and junior attack Jack Jeschke (Syracuse, NY/Christian Brothers Acad.).

Pittroff, who was named to the Team of the Week for the second week in a row, scored three goals and dished out three assists, while adding four ground balls, in the third-ranked Big Red's 11-10 win over No. 17 Roanoke on March 6th.

Jeschke contributed two goals and an assist during a 9-0 second-half run that put Ohio Wesleyan ahead to stay in an 18-11 win over Illinois Wesleyan on Thursday.  He finished with foru goals and an assist against IWU.  On Sunday, Jeschke set up the game-winning goal in overtime as Ohio Wesleyan defeated then-third-ranked Salisbury, 12-11.  He led the Bishops with four goals and an assist.  On the week, Jeschke scored his eight goals on only 10 shots.

Rigger recorded a season-high 15 saves in Ohio Wesleyan's 18-11 win over Illinois Wesleyan on Thursday.  On Sunday, Rigger made two saves in overtime to keep the game going, before Ohio Wesleyan scored to take a 12-11 win over then-third-ranked Salisbury.  He finished the game with eight saves.

The USILA Team of the Week is made up of 10 players, regardless of positions, and chosen by a selection committee each week.