ATLANTA – For his efforts in helping San Diego sweep a pair of ranked opponents in Las Vegas over the weekend, senior attackman Aidan Kennedy has earned the MCLA Division II Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending March 6.
The Toreros opened competition at the LAX Coaches vs. Cancer event by downing No. 23 Western Oregon, 21-9, and Kennedy accounted for over half the points with five goals and six assists. The Del Mar, Calif., product followed that up with three goals and two helpers in a 13-12 triumph over No. 24 Metro (Colo.) State.
San Diego is currently ranked No. 21 and is 3-1 against MCLA Division II competition. Kennedy has 21 goals and 12 assists in five games
“Aidan has always been known as a guy who can dodge and score almost at will,” said San Diego coach Matt Paur. “This year he’s focused on getting his teammates more involved and moving the ball around. This past weekend is a great example of his growth as a passer and as a leader. Aidan is an integral part of our offense and we are tremendously lucky to have him on our team.”
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Kennedy will receive a new Under Armour Command Head. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
UNDER ARMOUR HONOR ROLL
Danny Bichsel, Sr., Lourdes – In victories over Wofford and No. 19 St. Andrews, Bichsel amassed 14 goals and nine assists to give the Gray Wolves a 2-0 start to the season.
Daniel Casselli, Sr., Grove City – In a pair of wins, including one against No. 14 Palm Beach Atlantic, Caselli scored nine goals and dished out four assists to account for 42 percent of the Wolverines output.
Sean Dolan, Jr., Dayton – The attackman started the weekend with a goal and three assists in a 9-7 win over No. 15 Reinhardt and followed up with two goals and three dimes in 13-8 win over No. 14 Palm Beach Atlantic.
Tyler Mathews, Sr., Kennesaw State –Mathews had two assists in a loss to No. 2 NDSU, but responded with seven goals on seven shots, along with an assist in Kennesaw’s 17-9 upset of No. 5 GVSU.
Kevin Sturgeon, Fr., North Dakota State – The NDSU train kept on rolling with two more ranked wins and Sturgeon led the way with 5 goals and 11 assists along with just one turnover.