ATLANTA – With a record-setting performance in the season opener against Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) rival UCLA, Arizona senior Peyton Boyd has earned MCLA Division I Warrior Player of the Week honors for the period ending Feb. 6.
The three goals Boyd posted in the 19-5 victory over the Bruins would be strong enough, but the Las Vegas product also dished a spectacular 12 assists for a staggering 15-point afternoon.
The assist and point marks are Arizona single-game program records.
"With our new uniforms still in transit, Peyton had to wear No. 48 this weekend. He wasn't exactly thrilled to wear that number,” said Arizona coach Matt Blamey. “We joked before the game that he now had to get four goals and eight assists to represent that jersey.
“Unbelievably, he did better than that! Peyton has always been a special player. He has an instinctual ability to know where his teammates are going to be before they get there. He's put up some big numbers in the past, but this one obviously tops them all. We couldn't be prouder of him."
For earning the Warrior Player of the Week, Boyd will receive a Warrior Burn XP-O – a $100 value – for his efforts. Warrior is a proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Mason DaPaola, Attack – Arizona
The senior was the beneficiary of eight of Boyd’s assists against UCLA, good for a career-high goal count.
Brian Hanley, Faceoff – Stanford
The Cardinal picked up the first win of the season against Nevada with the senior winning 16-of-22 draws and potting a hat trick.
Ethan Heim, Attack – Florida
The rookie buried a hat trick along with an assist in key win over LSU. Posted two more goals against Tulane.
Kenneth Klubnik, Midfield – South Florida
South Florida swept Florida Poly and Georgia Southern with the freshman notching seven goals and a dime.
Aidan Oates, Attack – Santa Clara
In his first collegiate game, the frosh had four goals, an assist and three ground balls in the Broncos win over Nevada.