ATLANTA – After leading Great Falls to a pair of victories, including a huge non-conference upset, Argos freshman combo player Chase Clark has earned MCLA Division II Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending April 16.
Against No. 16 Metro State on Friday evening, Clark struck for three goals and an assist to spark 23rd-ranked Argos to a 14-12 victory. The Englewood, Colo., product also traded in his attack equipment for a long pole and helped on the defensive end with a pair of ground balls.
On Saturday against Division I Washington State, he had three caused turnovers and a pair of ground balls defensively before notching another hat trick and an assist in a 15-2 victory.
“Chase brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to both ends of the field,” said Great Falls coach Fred Boekel. “He is the quarterback of our defense and literally a coach on the field. When the offense needs a spark, he is very dangerous with a short stick in his hands as well.
“His biggest asset is that he is fiercely competitive. I don't think I have ever coached a player who works as hard as he does both on and off the field. He has been a great example of what it takes to be successful for our program.”
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Clark will receive a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Under Armour Honor Roll
A.J. Carter, Sr. – Florida Gulf Coast
On senior night against archrival Palm Beach Atlantic, Carter dished out five assists helping the Eagles post an 11-8 victory and grab a top seed in the upcoming SELC tournament.
Nino Chavez, Soph. – UT-San Antonio
The Roadrunners wrapped up their season with a victory over Oklahoma State aided by six goals and two assists from the midfielder. He also chipped in with seven ground balls.
Mitch Larson, Soph. – Metro State
In Friday’s loss to Great Falls, he had a goal, but Larson exploded on Saturday to help the Roadrunners upset No. 12 Montana State with four goals and four dimes in the 15-11 triumph.
James Meyer, Sr. – UC Irvine
In the season finale against Marymount, Meyer scored six goals and dished out four assists, leading the Anteaters to a 25-10 victory that snapped a seven-game losing skid.
Nic Zvirzin, Soph. – Sierra Nevada
In a WCLL showdown with No. 18 UC Santa Cruz, Zvirzin factored in on two-thirds of the Eagles production, scoring six goals and dishing out a pair of assists.