This past week, Wilmington College senior goalkeeper Jake Ladendorf was recognized as the Ohio Athletic Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week for men’s lacrosse. Ladendorf was given the award for games played between April 9-15, which included a stellar game against Heidelberg University on Friday, April 13.
Ladendorf saved 28 of 37 shots against the Student Princes, helping to propel the Quakers to their first conference win, 10-9. “It was the most game-ready I had felt all year,” said Ladendorf, when asked why he thought he played so well against the Student Princes. Ladendorf is second in the OAC in total saves this season.
Ladendorf found out via Twitter that he had been recognized as Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, April 16th. Having never won the award before in his previous three years, Ladendorf was understandably excited about the award. When asked about his initial reaction to receiving the conference honor, the Wilmington goalie said “It was an awesome feeling… I wasn’t expecting to get it with the way some of the other players in the OAC played.”
Ladendorf and the rest of the Wilmington College men’s lacrosse team will be in action at home for Senior Night this Saturday, April 28th against Muskingum.