ATLANTA – After leading his team to three ranked wins at Music City Judgement II over the weekend, Dayton senior attackman Sam White earned MCLA Division II Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending March 10.
The Flyers opened the weekend on Friday against No. 9 Florida Gulf Coast and thanks to two goals and two assists from White, Dayton cruised, 16-4.
The Pittsburgh product followed that up on Saturday with a hat trick and two helpers in a 17-5 victory over No. 16 Central Conn. State.
In the event finale against No. 2 St. Thomas, White had another hat trick and an assist as the Flyers stunned the Tommies, 12-9.
In total, White had eight goals, five assists, seven ground balls and six caused turnovers on the ride.
“He was the vocal and emotional leader of the offense and played more minutes than anyone on that end of the field,” said Dayton coach Joe Venturella. “He really set the tone for our team. He’s a captain, and he definitely took that role seriously this weekend.”
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, White will receive a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Under Armour Honor Roll
Andrew Barnett, Sr. – Western Oregon
The attackman had a goal and seven dimes in the Wolves 25-7 victory over archrival Western Washington.
Evan Beck, Fr. – Seattle
The Redhawks picked up their first-ever MCLA victory against Pacific Lutheran, 6-5, and Beck factored in every goal with four markers and two assists.
Ryan Henning, Fr. – College of Idaho
Thanks to his seven goals and two assists from the attackman, College of Idaho rolled past No. 14 Montana, 20-10.
Connor, McMeen, Sr. – Kennesaw State
The attackman had a goal and four assists in the Owls upset of No. 2 St. Thomas and followed that up with three goals and dimes in loss to top-ranked Duluth.
Scott McNamara, Sr. – Minn.-Duluth
The Bulldogs took a pair of wins at Judgement thanks to a combined seven goals and two assists from the attackman.
Henry Ontiveros, Soph. – College of Idaho
In the Yotes rout of No. 14 Montana, Ontiveros owned the field, scoring six goals and dishing out an assist while going 25-of-27 on faceoffs with eight ground balls.