ATLANTA – After leading the College of Idaho to the PNCLL championship and its first trip to nationals, Yotes senior attackman Nich Guzzetti earned MCLA Division II Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending April 29.
In the tournament opener against Portland, the Meridian, Idaho, product buried five goals and set up four others as COI torched the Pilots, 23-7.
The following day in the championship game against Montana – the same Grizzlies team that dispatched the Yotes in the ’17 title tilt – Guzzetti notched a hat trick, with the third score being the decisive goal in overtime, giving COI the 11-10 victory.
That championship moment for @yoteslacrosse . PNWLL champs with 11-10 OT win pic.twitter.com/COOzDFx5jX
— Ross Cantelo (@rosscantelo) April 29, 2018
“Nich is our speaking captain and his energy feeds the team,” said College of Idaho coach Matt Gier. “He is also a student of the game and is always working on improving on and off the field.
“His biggest improvement has been his field vision. He always has the opposing team’s top defender and draws a quick double- and triple-team, and he has used this to his advantage and has tripled his assists from last season. Nich is our field general and has played a huge role in the success of our program.”
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Guzzetti will receive a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
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Cole Schleppy, Sr. – Cal State Fullerton
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Ryan Simons, Fr. - Sierra Nevada
The rookie long-stick middie gobbled up five ground balls and was critical in the Eagles’ defensive effort that held UC Davis to four goals in the WCLL-II championship game.
Colin McCollum, Fr. – New Haven
Posted 10 saves in the upset of Bridgewater State in the PCLL-II semifinals before turning away 18 shots in the title game setback to Central Conn. State.