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Gaines Named to USILA National Team of the Week

Feb. 12, 2018

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NEW YORK (DU/BIG EAST) – University of Denver close defenseman Dylan Gaines (Baltimore, Md.) has been named to the USILA National Team of the Week, the coaches’ association announced on Monday. Gaines and senior long-stick midfielder Sean Mayle (San Carlos, Calif.) also earned BIG EAST Defender and Midfielder of the Week honors, respectively, in an announcement Monday from the conference office.

Gaines anchored a defensive unit that held then-No. 17 Air Force to just five goals and 14 shots on goal as fourth-ranked Denver toppled the Falcons, 11-5 on the road. Gaines picked up six ground balls and caused two turnovers in the victory. The six ground balls were a career high. He also scored the first goal of the season for Denver, at 14:32 in the first quarter.

Mayle helped lead a defensive midfield that turned in the strong defensive performance at then-No. 17 Air Force. Mayle also picked up three ground balls in the victory and added a goal in the second quarter to help fourth-ranked Denver take a 5-0 lead over its in-state foe.

In the polls on Monday, Denver stayed put at No. 4 in the USILA Division I Coaches’ Poll and moved up to third in the Maverik Division I Men’s Media Poll.

At 3-0 already in 2018, Duke overtook Maryland for the top spot in the country in the coaches’ poll this week ahead of the Pioneers visit to Durham Friday (already held No. 1 in the media poll).

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