ATLANTA – After guiding Dominican to a pair of season-opening victories, including a ranked triumph, Penguins graduate student attackman Maxwell Pierce has been named the MCLA Division I Warrior Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 13.
Dominican opened the weekend by hosting No. 20 Oregon and the Oakland, Calif., product was superb. Had had two goals and three assists in regulation, but Pierce completed his hat trick in overtime to give the Penguins 16-15 victory.
Pierce and the Penguins entertained Stanford the following day and Pierce struck again for another hat trick and three more dimes in Dominican’s 17-11 triumph.
“Max was one of the many players to spark the Pangs,” said Dominican coach Sammy Vogel-Seidenberg. “After going down 9-2, he scored a huge goal on man up to start the run. He was also a key in the ride to cause some big turnovers.
“He has the experience of being a fifth year player who had to go through many hard seasons. He used his experience to help will the team back to life and made a huge play in OT to give the Pangs the win over a strong Oregon team.”
For his efforts earning the Warrior Player of the Week, Pierce will receive a Warrior Burn XP-O – a $100 value – for his efforts. Warrior is a proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Jared Cole, Attack – Virginia Tech
The Hokies breezed past East Carolina and Western Michigan over the weekend aided by a combined 10 goals and five dimes from Cole.
Ryan Kerr, Attack – South Florida
He factored in three-quarters of the Bulls production with three goals and three assists in an 8-6 win over FAU.
Cade Poe, FOGO – Concordia-Irvine
The draw man went 22-for-26 (85%) in the Eagles’ victory over UCLA, while also gobbling up 15 ground balls.
Chad Renslow, Attack – Utah Valley
In the Wolverines big rivalry game with Utah State, Renslow led the way with six goals and two assists in the 23-8 win.
Ryan Schellin, Attack – Purdue
In three games over the weekend, the junior racked up a dozen goals along with an assist for the Boilermakers.