ATLANTA – After guiding the Grizzlies to a pair of important conference victories, Montana junior midfielder Trent Tubbs has earned MCLA Division II Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending March 19.
Montana opened the weekend at Central Washington and the Trabuco Canyon, Calif., product led the Grizzlies to a 16-6 win with five goals and a dime.
Tubbs closed out the weekend with three assists in a 9-5 win against Gonzaga. He also combined for five ground balls in the two triumphs.
“Trent played lights out and was instrumental in getting our offense going in two big conference wins,” said Montana coach Tucker Sargent. “We had a number of players go down and Trent stepped up and played all over the field – both middie and attack – and brought vision and scoring to our offense when other guys were laid up.
“We expect Trent to do this during every game, but with a shorter bench and less rest, he really helped make a difference through his tough play and leadership on the field for us during a very important weekend.”
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Tubbs will receive a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Under Armour Honor Roll
Mark Altman, Fr. – UNC-Charlotte
The rookie FOGO went 15-for-18 at the dot while also gobbling up five ground balls and even potting a goal.
Sam Honchalk, Soph. – Appalachian State
In wins over Davidson and New Haven, the Frederick, Md., product combined for nine goals and three assists.
Scott McNamara, Sr. – Minn.-Duluth
The Bulldogs pulled away from No. 11 Montana State helped by six goals and a dime from the attackman.
Kyle Rodney, Jr. – UC Santa Cruz
The attackman struck for a hat trick, helping the Banana Slugs upset No. 8 Northern Arizona, 7-6.
Conor Shea, Sr. – San Diego
The Colorado native led the Torero defense, causing five turnovers, picking up three ground balls and even scoring a goal in a win over Long Beach.