ATLANTA – The New Hampshire men’s lacrosse team temporarily took control of the Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League with a key win, bolstered by sophomore midfielder Anthony Gallo, who earned MCLA Division Commanding of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending March 26.
Facing off against defending PCLL champion and 14th-ranked Boston College, the Wildcats pulled off a 10-9 upset and Gallo factored in half of the team’s offensive output.
The Windham, N.H., native scored four goals and set up a fifth as UNH notched its first win of the season.
“The thing that really sets Anthony apart is his intelligence,” said New Hampshire coach Ben Clark. “He's very good at adapting to what defenses are giving him, and he was able to make some adjustments to his game and score some big goals down the stretch.”
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Gallo will receive a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
On a side note, Gallo put together a video of the UNH spring break trip to the Mid-Atlantic and Colorado.
Under Armour Honor Roll
Bryan Larocque, Jr. - Davenport
In a 2-1 week for the Panthers, Larocque amassed 11 goals and six assists. He started with two goals versus Michigan State and followed that up with 15 points (9g, 6a) combined against Indiana and Purdue.
Alexander Larson, Jr. – Grand Canyon
The Lopes went 2-0 on their NorCal road swing, including a win over No. 25 Sonoma State thanks to a solid performance between the pipes from Larson. He had 28 saves (65.1 sv%) and a 7.50 GAA.
Ryan Lawton, Soph. – Texas Christian
The Horned Frogs knocked off Texas State, 15-7, on Saturday due to a monumental effort from their goalie. Lawton turned away 34 shots to set a TCU program record.
Nick Johnston, So. - Oklahoma
The Sooners went 3-0 last week to up their record to 10-0 thanks to a combined 45 saves (71.4 sv%) from the netminder along with a 6.00 goals against average.