ATLANTA – With a dominating performance out of the midfield that helped Southern Methodist repeat as Lone Star Alliance champions, sophomore Tom Garrott earns MCLA Division Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending April 30.
In the LSA semifinals against No. 19 Texas – a team that beat the Mustangs during the season, 10-5 – Garrott posted a hat trick and added an assist as SMU pulled off the 13-6 upset.
In the finals against Oklahoma, another team that beat the Mustangs earlier in the year, the Memphis, Tenn., product scored a pair of goals and dished out a pair of dimes in the 14-9 triumph that sends SMU back to SoCal for the MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour.
“Tom has been clutch for our team all season,” said SMU coach Karl Lynch. “He scored the game winner against Ole Miss and hasn’t slowed down all year. His quick release and accuracy makes it hard on goalies.”
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Garrott will receive a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Under Armour Honor Roll
Joe Balestrieri, Sr. – Grand Canyon
The SLC Offensive Player of the Year delivered the Lopes a championship, scoring four goals against ASU, including the game-winner.
John Corbolotti, Jr. – Cal Poly
The attackman was named WCLL tournament MVP for the second straight year after combining for five goals and seven assists in wins over Stanford and California.
The third-seeded Huskies took down the PCLL title thanks to a huge performance from the attackman. He had four goals and two assists in an upset of UConn and added four more and a dime in win over UNH.
Chris Severson, Soph. – Brigham Young
The Cougars went from the four seed to the champions of the RMLC thanks to a nine-point effort in the two victories from the shifty attackman.