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Jackson collects Rookie of the Week honors

02/06/2013, 1:45pm CST
By Alec Schimke

Jackson notched a team-high five points on the road against Colorado in Week #5

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The National Lacrosse League today announced that Minnesota Swarm forward Shayne Jackson has been named the Week #5 Rookie of the Week. The award is the first of Jackson’s career, and marks the second consecutive week that a Swarm player has earned Rookie of the Week honors. Transition player Kiel Matisz collected the award in Week #4.

Jackson, 22, notched a team-high five points (1g, 4a) in the Swarm’s 15-9 road loss to the Colorado Mammoth last Saturday. The Swarm’s No. 4 overall selection in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft ranks second on the team with 19 points (7g, 12a), and has notched at least four points in all four games in 2013.

“Shayne has done everything that we would have expected him to do,” Swarm head coach Joe Sullivan said. “He has played with grit and determination and has been a great addition to the Swarm. As the season progresses, look for Shayne to continue to contribute to our team’s offense.”

The Swarm (1-3) returns to The Hive this weekend to face the Toronto Rock (5-1) on Treasure Island Field at Xcel Energy Center on Friday, Feb. 8. Faceoff is set for 7:30 pm. The Swarm will be celebrating Heroes Night at the Hive and will be honoring local military members, veterans, police officers, firefighters and nurses throughout the night.

The Swarm is 1-0 at home this season, and went a franchise best 6-2 at The Hive last season. Close to 9,000 fans attended the home opener on Jan. 26, where the Swarm won 15-14 against Washington.

Friday’s game will air on ESPN3 and a replay of the game will air on Sunday at 4 p.m. on Channel 45.

Swarm fans looking to lock up 2013 Season Tickets can take advantage of a Buy 2, Get 2 at 50% offer. By purchasing two season tickets at full price, fans can add an additional two tickets for half the cost. Single Game Tickets start as low as $21 for all eight home games in 2013. For purchasing information on both Season and Single Game Tickets, fans can call 1-888-MN-SWARM or visit mnswarm.com

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