(Photo by Lance Wendt)
ATLANTA – After leading Colorado Denver to a ranked victory and keeping its undefeated record, Lynx senior Beau Ecksten earned MCLA Division II Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending April 1.
In a tour de force against No. 24 MSU Denver, Ecksten scored five goals and dished out three assists in the Lynx’s 16-15 victory.
The Fishers, Ind., native and Culver Military Academy product also dominated the faceoff X. He won 27-of-34 of the draws (79.4%) he took on the day while also gobbling up 20 ground balls.
With the Lynx clinging to a one goal lead with just under a minute left, Ecksten won the faceoff and calmly kicked it off for the clear that clinched the game and improved CU Denver to 6-0.
“Beau's dominance at the faceoff circle, currently 87 percent on the season, allows our team to out-possess our opponents and gives us the ability to run a patient offense,” said CU Denver coach Jonathan Harris. “His knowledge of the game and his love for the game rubs off on the rest of the team.”
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Ecksten will receive a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Under Armour Honor Roll
Drew Chesire, Soph. – UC Colorado Springs
The Mountain Lions posted their first-ever conference victory by beating Fort Lewis, 20-16, and Chesire had eight goals and two assists.
Nich Guzzetti, Sr. – College of Idaho
In a thorough victory against Providence, the reigning PNCLL Player of the Year dropped six goals and an assist.
Sam Low, Jr. – MSU Denver
In a 1-2 week for the Roadrunners, Low posted 11 goals and four assists. He dropped five goals and an assist on undefeated No. 22 Colorado Denver.
Ryan Nelson, Sr. – St. John’s
In the Johnnies victory over No. 2 Minn.-Duluth, the senior netminder turned away 15 shots (65.2 sv%) along with two GBs and two caused turnovers.
Jack Rich, Jr. – Appalachian State
In back-to-back road wins over Coastal Carolina and College of Charleston, Rich posted six goals in each. He also chipped in with three dimes.