ATLANTA – After controlling possessions for Boston College in the Eagles’ two crucial wins over ranked conference opponents this past weekend, junior faceoff man Griffin Carney has earned MCLA Division I Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending April 23.
On Friday night in Alumni Stadium, BC entertained crosstown rival No. 22 Northeastern. Thanks to the Brick, N.J., native winning 18-of-20 draws and scoring a pair of goals, the Eagles rolled to a 12-5 victory.
The following day, the Eagles entertained No. 13 UConn and again Carney controlled the dot, winning 13-of-16 faceoffs in a 9-3 triumph.
For the weekend, he won 31-of-36 of his draws (86.1%) while also gobbling up 23 ground balls along with his third and fourth goals of the season.
“Griffin Carney is the heart and soul of our lacrosse team,” said Boston College coach Louie DeDonatis. “Every possession in lacrosse starts at the X and nearly 80 percent of them ended with us getting the ball because of his efforts. We wouldn't be nearly the team we are without number 11."
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Carney will receive a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Under Armour Honor Roll
Eddy Arnold, Jr. – Oklahoma
The Sooners were able to pull off a massive second-half rally to beat LSU in the LSA quarterfinals, and the attackman led the way with five goals and two assists in an 11-9 triumph.
Cade Bailey, Jr. – Oregon
The attackman struck four seven goals, lifting the Ducks to a 14-7 victory over heated rival Oregon State, cinching up the top seed in the PNCLL tourney for Oregon.
Holland Frost, Sr. – Georgia Tech
He spearheaded the Yellow Jackets quest to repeat as SELC champions with eight goals and six assists in three victories in three days. He also did yeoman’s work at the faceoff dot.
Richard O’Keefe, Jr. – Boston College
In the Eagles two ranked wins, O’Keeffe made 30 saves (78.9 sv%) and allowed just eight goals (4.00 gaa) to get BC back into the PCLL hunt.
Kai Welsh, Soph. – UC Santa Barbara
The middie buried a hat trick in UCSB’s 11-10 victory over Arizona in the first round of the SLC tournament, keeping the Gauchos’ postseason hopes alive.