BYU’s Johnson Has Commanding Effort
ATLANTA – Brigham Young swept a pair of games in Colorado this week thanks to the play of Cougars senior midfielder Tanner Johnson, who earned MCLA Division I Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending April 15.
BYU opened their road trip against No. 3 Colorado and pulled out the 14-12 upset, buoyed by five goals and an assist from the Chaska, Minn., product.
He followed that up with three goals and an assist in the victory over No. 24 Colorado State on Saturday.
For the trip, Johnson had eight goals and two assists out of the midfield.
"Tanner is having a fantastic season and was an absolute difference maker for us in our wins over Colorado and Colorado State this past weekend,” said BYU coach Matt Schneck. “He is making the most of his senior year and leading the team both on and off the field. I expect more of the same from Tanner as he helps lead the team to the postseason."
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Johnson will receive a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Under Armour Honor Roll
Griffin Carney, Sr. – Boston College
In a pair of wins this weekend, including a victory over No. 13 UConn, the Eagles’ FOGO won 30-of-32 draws.
Chris D’Angelo, Sr. – Oakland
The Grizzlies qualified for the postseason with a pair of wins and D’Angelo was critical, winning 27-of-34 faceoffs while scoring a goal and dishing two assists.
Sachin Gokhale, Fr. – Cal Poly
The Mustangs swept their NorCal road trip against Sonoma and Dominican thanks to a combined eight goals and three assists from the rookie.
Austin Koury, Fr. – Auburn
Started the weekend with three goals and two dimes in a win over Alabama and followed that up with four assists in victory against Vanderbilt.
Ben Lombardi, Soph. – East Carolina
The attackman combined for five goals and three assists in wins over Pittsburgh and West Virginia. He potted the overtime game-winner against WVU.
Bryan Larocque, Sr. – Davenport
The finished scored seven goals in the win over Pitt, becoming the MCLA’s all-time leader in points with 341.
Kaelan Naylor, Sr. – Simon Fraser
In a big PNCLL clash with Oregon, the midfielder scored five goals and set up a sixth as the Clansmen rolled, 16-9.
Josh Stout, Soph. – Utah
The Utes swept their Colorado trip thanks to a combined four goals and two assists from their attackman.