ATLANTA – After leading the College of Charleston to its first-ever Top 10 victory, senior netminder Carson Lopez earned MCLA Division II PEARL Goalie of the Week honors for the period ending Feb. 23.
Lopez started the weekend with a strong performance in the Cougars’ 16-5 victory over Appalachian State. The Spartanburg, S.C., product deflected 14 shots and allowed just five goals (73.7 save percentage) in Charleston’s 14-5 win over the Mountaineers.
On Sunday, College of Charleston ran into No. 9 North Florida, and behind Lopez’s efforts, the Cougars pulled off the 15-12 victory. Lopez made 16 saves to post the victory, his third of the year.
For the weekend, Lopez turned away 30 of the 47 (63.8%) shots he faced.
“Carson Lopez is the starting goalie and president of the College of Charleston lacrosse team,” said College of Charleston coach Miller Barbour. “In addition to that, he has two jobs and studies Business Administration at the college. The work Carson puts in as a student-athlete is a testament to his strong mentality and his resilience. He is an exceptional young man and has a bright future ahead of him.”
For his efforts in earning the Pearl’s Performance of the Week, Lopez will receive a prize package from Guardian Pearl, a ball that lasts longer than the rest and never greases. Guardian Pearl is the proud partner of the MCLA.
PEARL Honor Roll
Ben Fox, Soph. – Western Washington
The Vikings ran into a tough Montana squad this weekend, but Fox did his part, making 19 saves in the 12-3 setback.
Giancarlo Gordils, Soph. – Florida Atlantic
The Owls swept Coastal Carolina and Georgia Southern this weekend thanks to Gordils, who combined for 33 saves against 15 goals allowed (68.8 save percentage).
Noah Orham, Sr. – North Dakota State
With No. 7 St. John’s in town, Orham held off a late Johnnie comeback attempt by making 20 saves on the afternoon.