ATLANTA – After playing a critical role in helping the Lopes pull a huge upset, Grand Canyon freshman faceoff specialist Jesse Guilbault earned MCLA Division I Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending March 17.
With No. 16 Grand Canyon in desperate need of a statement win, Guilbault insured they got it on Saturday against No. 3 Concordia-Irvine.
The Bel Air, Md., product won 20 of the 24 (83.3 percent) draws he took against the Eagles, allowing the Lopes to take a 7-3 lead at halftime and cruise home for a 12-10 victory.
Guilbault also added 10 ground balls to his stat line.
“We needed a huge day out of our defense and Jesse, and both delivered,” said Grand Canyon coach Manny Rapkin. “He was important in keeping our momentum and stopping Concordia from getting any of their own.”
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Guilbault will receive a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Under Armour Honor Roll
Hayden Dall, Soph. – Sonoma State
The attackman started the week with a hat trick in a win over San Diego State and followed that up with four goals – including the game-winner – against Minnesota.
C.J. Nichols, Sr. – Liberty
In wins over Davenport and No. 12 Michigan State, the midfielder struck for 12 goals and two assists to lead the Flames.
Carson Pakula, Jr. – Central Michigan
The attackman scored three goals and dished out three dimes in a win over Elon before adding a pair of goals in a loss to Pitt.
Jake Pistotnik, Jr. – California
Deadly attackman notched the double hat trick in a big non-conference affair against No. 11 Virginia Tech.
Garrett Stemmler, Jr. – Chapman
In a key road win over No. 9 Cal Poly, the attackman scored four goals and set up a fifth in the 13-8 victory.
Spencer Tunick, Soph. – Utah Valley
In wins over Dominican and Boise State, the attackman combined for nine goals and five assists to keep the Wolverines undefeated.