ATLANTA – Acting as the catalyst for Utah State’s 4-0 run through the Upper Midwest Lacrosse Conference (UMLC), Aggies senior attackman Brock Arbon has been named the MCLA Division II Warrior Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 27.
Utah State opened with No. 8 North Dakota State and the Draper, Utah, native connected for a goal and an assist in the comfortable victory over the Bison. He followed that up with an assist in the triumph over No. 12 St. John’s.
Against defending Division II national champion and top-ranked St. Thomas, Arbon accounted for half of the Aggies’ goals in an 8-7 overtime victory. He potted two more goals in the finale against No. 6 Minn.-Duluth.
For the week, Arbon had seven goals and two assists along with 11 ground balls.
“Amongst our captains, Brock is soft spoken and quietly competitive,” said Utah State coach Scott Bingham. “We knew that we had a tough week ahead of us and Brock played a pivotal role in our success.
“He leads on the field by example, pushing the tempo of the offense and constantly threatening defenses with his fearless dodging and his ability to finish from anywhere. Brock is an absolute menace on rides and more than once we retained possession due to his efforts.”
For his efforts earning the Warrior Player of the Week, Arbon will receive a Warrior Burn XP-O – a $100 value – for his efforts. Warrior is a proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Warrior Honor Roll
Parker Eysaman, Attack – Coastal Carolina
In the Chanticleers win over Georgia Southern, the attackman from Westminster, Md., scored three goals along with seven helpers.
Kellen Goodall, Midfield – Texas A&M D-II
The Aggies picked up their first two wins of the season thanks to a combined total of four goals and two assists from the Boerne, Texas, native.
Vinnie Marchand, Attack – Wyoming
The Locust Valley, N.Y., product netted a hat trick in the overtime victory against Colorado Mines, including the game winner.
Austin Ortel, Attack – UC San Diego
The Tritons knocked off cross-town rival San Diego, 13-7, on Friday night thanks to three goals and three dimes from the Alexandria, Va., native.
Quinn Thompson, Midfield – Dayton
The Flyers went 2-1 in Missouri thanks to a combined seven goals and five assists from the senior from Fairfield, Conn.