(Photo by Caleb Brown)
ATLANTA – After leading Brigham Young to a come-from-behind victory over the second-ranked team in the country, Cougar freshman attackman Alton Taylor has been tabbed the MCLA Division I Warrior Player of the Week for the period ending March 20.
With No. 2 Concordia-Irvine in town, Brigham Young needed a boost from their rookie out of American Fork, Utah, and they got it.
Taylor potted five goals against the Eagles, including a pair of huge markers as the Cougars rallied from a second-half deficit to post the 12-11 victory.
He also gobbled up three ground balls on the day.
"Alton Taylor is a gritty, hard-working, never-quit lacrosse player who respects the game, his teammates, and his opponents,” said Brigham Young coach Matt Schneck. “And does it all with a positive attitude and a smile on his face.
“He has stepped up multiple times this year in big games and consistently complements the offense with his style of play. He has a bright future with the Cougs and in the MCLA."
For his efforts earning the Warrior Player of the Week, Taylor will receive a Warrior Burn XP-O – a $100 value – for his efforts. Warrior is a proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Warrior Honor Roll
Max Bergamo, Attack – Arizona
The junior from Scottsdale dropped seven goals and two assists as the Wildcats breezed past Nevada.
Camden Dwelly, Midfield – UC Santa Barbara
The Gauchos took care of business against Dominican thanks to four goals and two helpers form the Folsom, Calif., native.
Micah Grim, Midfield – California
The Coranado, Calif., kid struck for four goals and four dimes, leading the Golden Bears past New Hampshire.
Tyler Parietti, Attack – Grand Canyon
The sophomore out of Centennial, Colo., stung Nevada for a fiver and a dime while also vacuuming up seven ground balls.
Thomas Pinel, Attack – Liberty
The Flames picked up a win over Temple thanks to six goals and a pair of dimes from the Third Lake, Ill., product.
Tanner Price, Attack – Auburn
The Peachtree City, Ga., product had six goals on six shots in the win over Central Florida and also chipped in with three helpers.
Johnny Rioux, FOGO – Michigan State
The rookie draw-man from Howell, Mich., went 29-for-34 (85.3%) at the dot in a pair of Sparty wins, including a perfect 20-for-20 against East Carolina.