Hanover College’s Nick Hermes (16) celebrates his school-record eighth goal with teammates Derek Coe (9) and Matt Weber in a 24-2 win over Bethany in the Panthers’ home opener on Saturday. (Staff photo by Mark Campbell)
Hanover College’s Nick Hermes (16) celebrates his school-record eighth goal with teammates Derek Coe (9) and Matt Weber in a 24-2 win over Bethany in the Panthers’ home opener on Saturday. (Staff photo by Mark Campbell)
Hanover's Nick Hermes has been named the Midwest Lacrosse Conference's offensive player of the week for his effort in the Panthers' 24-2 victory over Bethany (W.V.) on Saturday.

Hermes, a sophomore attacker from Grayslake, Ill., scored a school-record eight goals to lead Hanover to its most-lopsided victory in the three-year history of the program. He is the first athlete in the team's history to earn a conference player-of-the-week honor.

Hermes scored eight goals on 13 shots. He netted his first goal late in the first quarter and added two goals in the second period. He scored three in the third quarter and two early in the fourth.

In the win, the Panthers set school single-game records for goals (24), shots (64), shots on goal (46) and ground balls (55).

This season, Hermes leads Hanover's offensive attack with 11 goals on just 22 attempts at the net (50 percent). He also has one assist and four ground balls.

The Panthers, 1-3 this season, open MLC action Saturday on the road against Aurora (Ill.).