ATLANTA – The University of Washington pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year, knocking off No. 9 Oregon, led by senior led by senior Nathan Puldy, who earned MCLA Division I Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending April 17.
With the Huskies unranked and fighting to be a part of the PNCLL tournament, Puldy stepped to the fore, scoring five goals and assisting on three others in a wild, 19-17 victory for Washington. In addition to scoring nearly a half of the Huskies’ goals, Puldy chipped in with three ground balls.
“He’s the heart of our team,” said Washington coach Jack Cerchiara. “He’s a true leader both on and off the field, and really showed that on Saturday versus Oregon – both in the stat book and in his control of momentum and our offense.”
For the season, the Boulder, Colo., native leads the Huskies in goals (21) and points (32). Washington is 5-5 with two games to go and could potentially grab the second seed in the PNCLL tournament.
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Puldy will receive a new Under Armour Command Head. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
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Peter Doyle, Sr., Stanford – The Cardinal’s quest for a postseason bid was enhanced with a 14-7 win over Sonoma State, by a hat trick and two assist from the burly midfielder.
Taylor Maniatty, Jr., New Hampshire – In a 1-1 week for the Wildcats, the middie had three goals in an 11-8 win over Northeastern before cashing in for four goals in a loss to Boston College.
Zac Mathien, Soph., Arizona State – The Sun Devils recorded a needed 2-1 week, aided by Mathien’s efforts at the dot. He went a combined 48-for-57 for the week (84.2%) against three Top 10 opponents.
Ryan Miller, Sr., Liberty – In his final home game with the Flames against No. 16 Virginia Tech, Miller scored four goals and set up three others to lead Liberty to a 15-7 win and SELC divisional championship.
Lawson Pisani, Fr., Boston College – In a pair of wins for the Eagles, Pisani combined for nine goals and three assist. In the victory over No. 19 New Hampshire he cashed in for four goals and two helpers.
Ben Sehl, Soph., Purdue – The Boilermakers rolled to a pair of victories helped by Sehl’s efforts. He went 40-for-46 on faceoffs (86.9%) with 29 ground balls, two goals and two assists.