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Spirit Communications Award

March 19, 2016
Week 13 - Rookie Jake Tripucka received the player Spirit Award - as voted on by his teammates - for tallying the first hat trick of his MLL career, which helped propel the Hounds to a 14-11 victory over the Nationals. The Hounds with the win clinched a postseason berth. Meanwhile, Michael received the fan Spirit Award for his enthusiasm during the game in support of not only the Hounds, but also our team's ties to Duke University.



Week 11 - Definsive midfielder Kevin Drew received the player Spirit Award - as voted on by his teammates - for a physical game that included a goal as part of the Hounds' overall improved transition game and plenty of groundball battles to ensure possession for his teammates. Meanwhile, Will received the fan Spirit Award for repping his Hounds gear at multiple home games this season and helping his friends get autographs of their favorite players.



Week 8 - Defenseman Brett Schmidt received the player Spirit Award - as voted on by his teammates - for his aggressive game, which included selling out his body to prevent a groundball from going out of bounds, saving a critical possession for the Hounds. Meanwhile, Jake received the fan Spirit Award for donning a full Hounds uniform at the game, and rallying a group of friends around the team during the overtime period.



Week 7 - FOGO Tim Fallon received the player Spirit Award - as voted on by his teammates - for his two-gaol performance, while Brooke received the fan Spirit Award for her enthusiasm throughout the game, including her Hounds attire, dance breaks duing timeouts and loud cheering during play.



Week 6 - Defensive midfielder and MLL veteran Chris Schiller received the player Spirit Award - as voted on by his teammates - for laying his body out and taking a big hit in order to prevent a Machine goal, while Chris received the fan Spirit Award for his dedication to supporting the Hounds. He has attended all three home games of 2013, where he has sat in the front row (even through the rain) to cheer on his favorite players.



Week 3 - Attack Ryan Young received the player Spirit Award after scoring a personal and franchise-record seven goals in one game, while Tyler received the fan Spirit Award for donning his Hounds gear and waiting patiently postgame to add player autographs to his favorite lacrosse ball.



Week 1 - Attack Matt Danowski received the player Spirit Award following a six-point performance, while Emmett received the fan Spirit Award for braving the rain all the way through to the end while cheering loud and proud for his favorite Hounds players!