ATLANTA – After guiding St. Thomas to two of its three ranked victories at Judgement Weekend II, Tommies senior goalie Ryan Weitgenant has earned MCLA Division II Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending April 2.
St. Thomas opened JW2 in South Barrington, Ill., against No. 3 Grand Valley State in a rematch of last year’s national championship game. The Coon Rapids, Minn., product turned away 13 of the 18 shots he faced (72.2 sv%) as the Tommies took home the 9-5 victory.
The following day against No. 13 Grove City, Weitgenant made 14 saves while allowing just four goals (77.8 sv%) in the 11-4 triumph.
In the two games, he posted a 75.0 save percentage and a 4.50 goals against average for the nation’s top team.
“We knew that we were going to see some very good opposing offenses this weekend, and needed strong defensive showings. Ryan delivered,” said St.Thomas coach Brian Gross. “He gave the team a great week and a half of practice leading up and gave us two great games in net. When we have great goalie play, our entire team feeds off of it. It was the key to our success this weekend.”
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Weitgenant will receive a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Under Armour Honor Roll
Ryan Brouwer, Sr. – New Haven
In three games this week, Brouwer amassed 16 points and eight assists (8.00 ppg) as the Chargers went 2-1. Against a loss to D-I No. 17 UConn, he scored five goals and set up four others.
Jordan Roller, Fr. – St. Cloud State
The Huskies picked up their first win of the season against Kansas State helped by a six-goal performance from the rookie middie. Roller also won 8-of-11 faceoffs and scored two in a loss to Iowa State.
Josh Smith, Jr. – Great Falls
The burly attackman (6-foot-3, 245 lb) scored three goals, guiding the Argos to a massive, 9-8 upset of No. 8 Montana State. He also added a pair of goals in a loss to Montana on Friday.
Kevin Sturgeon, Soph. – North Dakota State
In three games at Judgement Weekend II, Sturgeon scored 10 goals and dished out five assists (5.00 ppg) as the Bison posted a 2-1 mark. He had seven points (4g, 3a) in the overtime win against Kennesaw State.