ATLANTA – After sparking the North Dakota State offense to an impressive victory over No. 7 Minn.-Duluth, Bison junior attackman Noah Simpson earned the MCLA Division II Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending Feb. 18.
Hosting the Bulldogs in a huge UMLC-II West division matchup, the revamped North Dakota State offense was going to need a catalyst and found it in Simpson.
The Eagan, Minn., product scored four goals and dished out an assist as the Bison rallied from an early deficit to take down Minn.-Duluth, 11-5.
This was Simpson’s first game as an attackman after transitioning from midfield where he played the past two seasons. He was also critical in the NDSU 10-man ride that held the Bulldogs to 60 percent on clears.
“Noah stepped up and helped fill the void that was left from losing our two All-American attackmen from 2017,” said NDSU coach Zach Bosh. “Noah was a focal point of our offense and his play was a large part in our team win.”
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Simpson will receive a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
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Brady Bankston, Jr. – Southeastern Louisiana
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Trent Duininck, Jr. – Hardin-Simmons
The Cowboys picked up their first win as an MCLA member by beating Tulsa, 8-6, and Duininck paced HSU with three goals and two dimes.
Andrew Moesel, Jr. – Montana
The Grizzlies took care of No. 25 Western Washington on the road, 11-4, bolstered by 19 stops by Moesel in the cage.
Erik Thysse, Sr. - St. Thomas – The Tommies took down D-I No. 17 Minnesota thanks to a 10-of-13 faceoff performance from Thysse while also adding a hat trick and an assist.
Peter Williamson, Sr. – Biola
In a tough loss to Fullerton, Williamson stood out by going 15-of-22 at the faceoff dot while grabbing 18 ground balls and accounting for a pair of goals.