ATLANTA – Concordia-Irvine posted a pair of Top 5 road victories over the weekend thanks to the outstanding play of freshman attackman Jonah Rinaldi, who grabbed MCLA Division II Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending March 5.
On Saturday night against No. 5 St. John’s, Rinaldi tallied a hat trick and set up a fourth goal, helping the Eagles roll past the Johnnies, 13-6.
The Laguna Beach, Calif., native followed that up with four goals and four assists in a triumph over No. 3 North Dakota State on Sunday. Rinaldi also combined for seven ground balls in the two contests.
“Jonah is a matchup nightmare because of his speed, quickness and tenacity on the ride,” said Concordia coach Ryan Brent. “The guys understand that team success will bring individual success and nobody embodies that philosophy more than Jonah. He is easily one of the most unselfish players on our team and is always looking to get other people involved.”
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Rinaldi will receive a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Under Armour Honor Roll
Carson Boone, Sr. – UT-Dallas
The Comets roared past Tarleton State due to a monster outing from Boone. The attackman scored 11 goals and dished out five assists in the triumph.
Salvatore Giovannotto, Fr. – San Diego
The Toreros took down No. 20 Fort Lewis helped by Giovannotto’s performance at the dot. He won 15-of-17 draws (88.2 FO%) in the 12-8 victory.
Evan Pesco, Fr. – New Haven
The Chargers started the season with a 1-1 mark aided by a combined seven goals and four assists from the rookie attackman.
Adam Zimmerman, Jr. – Northern Arizona
The Lumberjacks improved to 5-0 on the season thanks to five goals and nine assists from Zimmerman. He tallied nine (3g, 6a) against Cal State Long Beach before adding five (2g, 3a) more versus Wyoming.