ATLANTA – Chapman traveled to Minneapolis for a pair of ranked games and came away with a two victories thanks to Panther graduate student George McGuirk, who is the MCLA Division I Warrior Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 19.
Chapman opened the weekend on Friday night with a matchup against the hosts, No. 8 Minnesota. Bolstered by five goals and seven assists from the Madison, Conn., attackman, the Panthers rolled to a 24-2 victory.
On Saturday, Chapman squared up with No. 16 Northeastern and again McGuirk was the catalyst in a Panther triumph. He buried a hat trick as Chapman finished the 2-0 weekend with a 10-7 victory over the Huskies.
McGuirk took eight goals and seven dimes back to Orange with him.
“George's performance this week really set the tone early for our team during our tough, quick-turnaround trip to Minnesota versus two formidable opponents,” said Chapman coach Joel Kallas.
“His knowledge, skill and leadership have been great for us this season, and his versatility makes him a player who is dangerous in many facets of the game.”
For his efforts earning the Warrior Player of the Week, McGuirk will receive a Warrior EVO QX-O – a $100 value – for his efforts. Warrior is a proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Warrior Honor Roll
Max Bergamo, Sr. – Arizona
The Wildcats went 2-0 at the Pac-12 Shootout thanks to a combined seven goals, five assists and nine ground balls from the Scottsdale native.
Trevor Douglis, Soph. – Utah
The Redwood Shores, Calif., product combined for nine goals, four assists and three ground balls in two wins at the Pac-12 Shootout.
Ryan Fahs, Sr. – Temple
The York, Pa., attackman sparked the Owls to a win over Indiana with a four-goal, two-assists effort on Sunday.
Cole Fox, Jr. – Florida
The close defender from Gulf Stream, Fla., was dominant in the upset of No. 1 South Carolina, causing six turnovers and grabbing 10 ground balls.
Jack Krammer, Jr. – Cal Poly
The middie from Seattle posted eight goals along with a helper to spur the Mustangs to victories over Oregon and Washington.
Aidan McNulty, Fr. – Clemson
The rookie out of Huntington, N.Y., combined for nine goals and three dimes in road wins over Tennessee and Western Michigan.
Liam Pakola, Soph. – California
In a split weekend for the Bears, the Irvington, N.Y., attackman had nine goals and four assists, including a seven-point game against Concordia.
Bobby Springer, Fr. – Southern Methodist
In victories over Purdue, Texas Tech and Arkansas, the FOGO from San Clemente, Calif., combined to win 49-of-57 draws (85.9 percent).
Kyle Sudler, Jr. – Virginia Tech
In the big win over Liberty, the long-stick middie from Winston-Salem, N.C., had a goal and two assists.
Sam Wheeler, Fr. – Georgia
The Bulldogs swept Ole Miss and New Hampshire over the weekend thanks to nine goals and five assists from the Dallas product.