NDSU’s Wuertz Has Dominant Performance
ATLANTA – After leading North Dakota State to a victory over No. 7 St. John’s on Saturday, Bison junior attackman Brandon Wuertz earned Dominant Performance of the Week presented by Warrior for the period ending Feb. 23.
Fourth-ranked North Dakota State edged the Johnnies, 14-13, in Fargo and the Eagan, Minn., native scored four goals and dished out an assist.
His final goal was the biggest, as Wuertz struck with 10 seconds left for the decisive goal in the game.
In addition, Wuertz was critical to the Bison’s 10-man ride, causing four turnovers and gobbling up three ground balls.
“Brandon is the type of player who always brings it come game day,” said North Dakota State coach Zach Bosh. “Last year, the way it ended for us and him personally, I feel caused Brandon to play with a chip on his shoulder. I feel confident that we will see this sort of effort from him each and every game this season.”
For his efforts in earning the Dominant Performance of the Week presented by Warrior, Wuertz will receive a new Warrior Burn 2 – a $90 value. Warrior is a proud supporter of the MCLA.
Warrior Honor Roll
Michael Clinton, Jr. – Florida Atlantic
The Owls scored 22 total goals in wins over Coastal Carolina (11-8) and Georgia Southern (11-7) and Clinton factored in over half (4g, 8a).
Conner Neads, Jr. – San Jose State
In his first game for the Spartans, Neads scored eight goals and dished out two assists, helping SJSU edge Southern Oregon, 16-15.
Vinny Magro, Sr. – Kennesaw State
The Owls took down No. 20 UNC-Charlotte and Magro factored in on over half of the KSU production with four goals and two assists in the 11-5 win.
James Spargo, Soph. – UC Davis
The Aggies cruised by Humboldt State in a WCLL contest and Spargo was a big factor with four goals and a helper.
Blake Taylor, Soph. – College of Charleston
The Cougars took down Appalachian State and No. 9 North Florida with Taylor leading the way with a combined seven goals and one assist.
Trent Tubbs, Sr. – Montana
The Grizzlies swept away Pacific Lutheran and Western Washington helped by the play of Tubbs, who finished the weekend with eight goals and a dime.
Jackson White, Soph. – Colorado Denver
The Lynx took down Northern Colorado thanks to seven goals and four dimes from 6-foot-3, 205-pound attackman.