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Minnesota Swarm's Andrew Suitor Named Rookie of the Week

The Minnesota Swarm's Andrew Suitor, one of the two "Bash Brothers," was named Rookie of the Week by the National Lacrosse League yesterday. In this weekend's game against the Calgary Roughnecks, the Western Division Champs, Suitor had four goals and three assists. The goals were the first four of the year for Suitor, and helped the Swarm clinch their spot in post season play.

The Swarm return to play this Saturday at 9:30PM, on the road, against the Washington Stealth. You can watch the game live on

The release from the team is after the jump.

This year's fourth overall selection in the draft racks up his first award in the NLL

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The National Lacrosse League (NLL) today announced that Minnesota Swarm T Andrew Suitor has been named the Rookie of the Week.

Suitor, 21, finished with a career-high four goals on only four shots taken on goal and collected eight loose balls in the Swarm's 13-8 playoff clinching victory last Saturday against Calgary. Suitor did not play in last Friday's 15-12 loss at Calgary.

The native of Orangeville, Ontario has recorded seven points (4g, 3a) and 68 loose balls in 10 games this season. Suitor also leads all rookies with 45 face-off wins.

The NLL Weekly Awards are decided by a vote of the league's Head Coaches and General Managers.

Minnesota (6-7) takes on the Washington Stealth (7-7) on the road this Saturday at 9:30 p.m. CT in a game that will likely decide who finishes in second place in the West Division. The Swarm has won both meetings against the Stealth this season.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.