So. Carolina’s Reilly Named Player of Week
ATLANTA – After leading South Carolina to another victory over a top-ranked opponent, Gamecock senior attackman Patrick Reilly is the MCLA Division I Warrior Player of the Week for the period ending April 2.
South Carolina hosted No. 1 Liberty on Friday night in Columbia and thanks to six goals and a pair of dimes from the Garden City, N.Y., product, the Gamecocks posted the 12-10 triumph.
Reilly also chipped in with a trio of ground balls.
Two weeks ago, when South Carolina dropped previous No. 1 Virginia Tech, Reilly delivered four goals and three assists.
“Pat is the spark on our offense,” said South Carolina coach Peter Candela. “He is charismatic and brings an attitude with an edge when he plays and it gets our entire team to rally behind him. He is averaging nearly five points per game and has a knack for stepping up in big games.
“Having to fill large shoes left behind from last year’s lefty, he has easily stepped in and made an impact. He is an extreme competitor who challenges himself as well as others on our team and we are lucky to have him.”
For his efforts earning the Warrior Player of the Week, Reilly will receive a Warrior EVO QX-O – a $100 value – for his efforts. Warrior is a proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Warrior Honor Roll
Preston Burbidge, Sr. – Utah Valley
The middie from Salt Lake City racked up six goals and three helpers as the Wolverines roasted Boise State and Cal Poly.
Rory Cavanaugh, Fr. – Georgia
The Marietta attackman posted five goals and a dime to lead the Bulldogs to an upset win over rival Georgia Tech.
Michael Ricciardi, Jr. – Tennessee
The Vols picked up a pair of wins, helped by the Mendham, N.J., middie who combined for three goals and four assists.
Ryan Fahs, Sr. – Temple
In a split weekend, the York, Pa., product accumulated eight goals and three assists and his eight-point performance against UNH was a program record.
Zach Jones, Sr. – Auburn
The middie form Atlanta had five goals and an assists as the Tigers dropped both No. 15 Northeastern and South Florida.
Ryan Sanders, Fr. – Cal Poly
The attackman from Alamo, Calif., amassed five goals and four assists in a tough road swing against BYU and Utah Valley.
Loudenridge Sundling, Fr. – Arizona
With the Wildcats battling injuries, the Fishers, Ind., midfielder stepped up, buring five goals and a dime in Arizona’s one-goal win over TCU.