KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island redshirt freshman Edvin Akselsen has been named Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week, announced Monday by the conference office. He shares the honor with Davidson's Henry Howell.
A native of Oslo, Norway, Akselsen helped lead Rhody to a pair of 3-1 wins over Saint Louis and St. Bonaventure this past week. He recorded a goal and an assist in Wednesday's win over the Billikens, before picking up another assist on Saturday at St. Bonaventure.
For the season, he has registered 11 total points (4g/3a) in just seven games played.
The Rams are back in action Wednesday night when they host Massachusetts at 7 p.m.