ATLANTA – After leading Kennesaw State to back-to-back SELC Division II championships, Owls senior attackman Dylan Polanski is the MCLA Division II Warrior Player of the Week for the period ending April 23.
Kennesaw State opened the tournament against Florida Atlantic, ranked No. 16 in the country, in the semifinals in Jacksonville, Fla. Thanks to four goals, three assists and four ground balls from the Suwanee, Ga., product, the Owls rolled into the finals with a 19-13 victory.
On Sunday in the finals against No. 6 Florida Gulf Coast, Polanski struck for another pair of goals and three dimes as the Owls pulled the 8-7 upset and punched their ticket to the 2023 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.
For the weekend, Polanski had six goals, six assists and six ground balls on his way to the title.
“Dylan has been a key part of our offense since his freshman year,” said Kennesaw State coach Connor Murphy. “Now, as a senior, his clutch performance this past weekend helped us win the SELC Championship.
“He displayed his ability not just to find the back of the net, but to generate offense on our run to the championship.”
For his efforts earning the Warrior Player of the Week, Polanski will receive a Warrior EVO QX-O – a $100 value – for his efforts. Warrior is a proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Warrior Honor Roll
Wesley Dale, Sr. – Claremont
The Yorba Linda, Calif., attackman delivered three goals and three assists, helping the Cougars advance to the SLC semifinals over San Diego.
Ian Henke, Sr. – UT-San Antonio
The Roadrunners advanced to the LSA semifinals thanks to four goals and three dimes from the Austin native against East Texas Baptist.
Ryan Solz, Sr. – St. Thomas
In back-to-back wins over St. John’s and Dayton, the Fridley, Minn., native amassed five goals and two assists for the Tommies.
Robert Spaeth, Soph. – Stonehill
In two critical wins that sent the Skyhawks to the CLC playoffs for the first time since 2019, the Medfield, Mass., attackman combined for six goals and six assists.
Mark Wood, Sr. – UC Davis
The Aggies locked up the top seed in the WCLL with a win over Chico thanks to six goals and two helpers from the Camarillo, Calif., product.