(Photo by Jodi Vosika)
ATLANTA – After leading the Sun Devils to a pair of ranked victories, Arizona State senior attackman Jake Marthens has earned the MCLA Division I Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Amour for the period ending March 3.
Arizona State opened the weekend on Thursday with a 16-6 win over No. 19 Colorado State and the Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., product struck for five goals.
Marthens followed that up on Saturday with three goals and a helper in the upset of No. 7 Colorado, 12-6.
For the weekend, Marthens scored eight goals along with an assist.
“Jake has been quite the performer for this program over the last several years and he has a knack of finding the back of the net at key times,” said Arizona State coach Casey Connor. “And he is such an explosive scorer, as evidenced by three goals in under 25 seconds this past weekend.
“He can be hard to cover. Even more importantly, as we work towards building a championship culture, his leadership this year has been invaluable.”
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Marthens will receive a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Rish Basu, Soph. – Boston College
The Texas product opened the weekend with a hat trick and one assist against Florida and finished up with four goals against No. 15 Florida State.
Ryan Brown, Jr. – Cal Poly
In wins over Stanford and Sonoma, he combined to go 28-for-35 (73.7%) at the faceoff dot along with two goals, one assist and 19 ground balls.
Lloyd Delatour, Fr. – Auburn
In a one-goal loss to Texas A&M, the rookie did all he could, scoring five goals and setting up a sixth in the 12-11 setback.
Ethan Espiritu, Sr. – Concordia-Irvine
The Eagles draw man won 17-of-22 faceoffs against No. 23 Northeastern while also gobbling up five ground balls in a comfy victory.
Parker Halaburda, Jr. – Chapman
The faceoff specialist won 17-of-23 draws against No. 1 Michigan State, helping the Panthers string possessions together and upset the Spartans.
Andrew Hughes, Jr. – Northeastern
In a 1-1 weekend for the Huskies, the two-way middie won 14-of-18 draws in a win over UCSB and combined for a goal and two assists.
Dylan Kreig, Soph. – Buffalo
In season-opening victories against Pitt, Indiana and Purdue, the attackman combined for 10 goals and a dime.
Carson Lombardi, Soph. – Santa Clara
The combo attack/mid buried four goals and set up two others, helping the Broncos take down UC Santa Barbara in a key WCLL contest.
Zach Tardich, Soph. - Western Michigan
In a wins over George Washington and West Virginia, the attackman combined for nine goals and six ground balls.
Phil Zukowski, Sr. – East Carolina
The close defender had a solid outing in a loss to No. 3 South Carolina, grabbing five ground balls while also causing five turnovers.