Deal Has Command Performance

by DJ Lubs

ATLANTA – For his efforts in guiding the Spartans to pair of wins at the Clash in Columbus over the weekend, Michigan State junior long-stick midfielder C.J. Deal had the MCLA Division I Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending March 31.

In an overtime victory over Indiana and a triumph over No. 10 Virginia Tech, the Coto de Caza, Calif., product had seven caused turnovers while gobbling up 14 ground balls.

“He's really stepped up to help lead this defense by letting his play do his talking for him,” said Michigan State coach D.J. Lubs. “C.J. is a tough kid and gritty competitor. That came to light during the monsoon we played in versus Virginia Tech.”

For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Deal will receive a new Under Armour Command Head – a $100 value. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.

Under Armour Honor Roll

A.J. Guralas, Sr. – Cal Poly
The Mustangs took down Brigham Young on Thursday night in Las Vegas thanks to six goals from the attackman.

Parker Halaburda, Jr. – Chapman
The faceoff man won 21-of-26 (80.8%) draws in a win over No. 9 Concordia-Irvine while also grabbing nine ground balls and scoring a goal.

Brinen LeFevre, Jr. – Georgia
The faceoff specialist went 11-for-12 at the dot against divisional rival Alabama, helping the Bulldogs down the Tide, 7-4.

Carson Pakula, Jr. – Central Michigan
The Chippewas split over the weekend with the attackman combining for four goals and three assists against Purdue and Illinois.

Chris Severson, Sr. – Brigham Young
The Cougars posted a 2-1 week with Severson leading the way with nine goals and six assists for a sparkling 5.0 points per game average.

William Varnardo, Fr. – Arkansas
In the Razorbacks’ 9-6 win over TCU, the rookie midfielder scored five of his team’s goals while also causing two turnovers.

Dan Wasson, Sr. – Pittsburgh
In a 1-1 weekend for the Panthers, the middie combined for three goals and seven assists in addition to six ground balls.