(Photo by Lance Wendt)
ATLANTA – After helping Colorado to a pair of ranked victories, senior attackman John Roach earned MCLA Division I Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending March 11.
The Buffs started the weekend on Friday night at No. 19 Liberty and quickly found themselves in a 4-0 hole. Thanks to the play of the Westminster, Colo., native’s four goals, Colorado rallied for a 17-15 victory.
In a seesaw battle with No. 11 Georgia Tech on Sunday, Roach dished out a pair of assists in regulation to send the game into overtime tied at 11 apiece. With 33 ticks left in the first extra frame, Roach connected for the game winner.
Roach also grabbed nine ground balls in the two games and was aided by his fellow attackmen Ben Wharton, Christian Snodgrass and Jack Carr.
“The points are obviously great, however, it’s the riding, ground balls and other non-stat plays that make him a team player and well deserving of this reward,” said Colorado coach John Galvin.
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Roach will receive a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Under Armour Honor Roll
Keaton Collier, Fr. – Santa Clara
The attackman buried a career-high seven goals helping the Broncos beat Nevada, 16-14, and remain unblemished in the WCLL.
Derrick Esh, Soph. – Liberty
In games against No. 5 Colorado (4g, 1a) and No. 10 Arizona State (3g, 2a), Esh posted five points in both outings, giving him a 10-point weekend.
Dylan Garner, Sr. – Chapman
Combined for four goals and four assists in wins over No. 8 Virginia Tech and No. 12 Concordia-Irvine. His factored in on 60 percent of the offensive production in the one-goal win against the Eagles.
Colton Michel, Jr. – UC Santa Barbara
In wins over SLC North rival UCLA and No. 16 Cal, the Gaucho attackman combined for six goals and five assists.
Joey Murphy, Sr. – Stanford
Against three quality opponents last week the attackman racked up 14 goals and two assists for the Cardinal.
Connor Redmond, Sr. – Georgia
The Bulldogs pocketed their second straight ranked win by beating No. 14 Colorado State and the senior goalie had 13 stops in the 10-8 triumph.
Caleb Ross, Sr. – Central Florida
The Knights swept South Florida and Southern Methodist, aided by a combined three goals, one assist and 15 ground balls from Ross.