ORANGE, Calif. – After averaging over a hat trick per game at the national championships, Concordia-Irvine sophomore attackman Brandon Mayo has earned the MCLA Division II Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending May 13.
Mayo opened the tournament by netting four goals in a comfy victory over Louisiana and followed that up in the quarterfinals with three markers in a one-goal win over St. John’s.
The Coto de Caza, Calif., product stuck for three goals and two assists in the semifinal triumph against North Dakota State before capping off the tournament with another hat trick in the national championship victory over St. Thomas.
For the week, Mayo accumulated 13 goals, two assists and a ring.
“Brandon has one of the most deceptive and electric shots I have ever seen,” said Concordia-Irvine coach Ryan Brent. “When he works within our offensive system it is next to impossible to stop him. I am really proud of his performance this week and all season long.”
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Mayo received a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Under Armour Honor Roll
Lucas Gerard, Sr. – Grand Valley State
The Lakers took St. Thomas to the wire in the semifinals thanks to Gerard, who matched his career high with five goals. He also added a pair of markers in the quarterfinal win over Dayton.
Zachary Hodge, Fr. – Concordia-Irvine
The rookie scored a career-high five goals in the biggest game of the season, helping the Eagles keep St. Thomas on the run with a string of huge goals. He also dished out an assist for career-high tying six points.
Kevin Sturgeon, Soph. – North Dakota State
The attackman buried four goals and dished out two assists to lead the Bison to a narrow setback at the hands of Concordia. He led NDSU in points for the entire tournament.
Erik Thysse, Jr. – St. Thomas
Pulling double duty as both a faceoff man and offensive middie, Thysse won 7-of-9 draws in the championship game along with two goals and an assist.