FGCU’s Andino Earns Warrior Honor
ATLANTA – After helping Florida Gulf Coast post a pair of important non-conference victories, Eagles senior attackman Jayson Andino is the MCLA Division II Warrior Player of the Week for the period ending March 26.
The Naples, Fla., product opened the weekend with five goals and an assist as FGCU rolled over Bridgewater State, 18-1.
The next day, the Eagles ran up against No. 12 UNC-Charlotte and thanks to a hat trick from Andino, Florida Gulf Coast walked away with an impressive, 9-7 road victory.
“Jay is the driving force behind our offensive success this year,” said Florida Gulf Coach Vinnie Valentine. “He is one of the hardest working guys I have had the honor to coach.
"He simply just does not know how to not go 100 percent with anything he does. He's the type of player who makes everyone else on the field better. It has been an honor to coach him and see the way his game as continuous evolved over the years.”
For his efforts earning the Warrior Player of the Week, Andino will receive a Warrior EVO QX-O – a $100 value – for his efforts. Warrior is a proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Kobe Brown, Jr. – Cal State San Marcos
The Escondido, Calif., all-around middie posted six goals and dished out two others, leading the Cougars to an upset of No. 3 Montana.
John Culley, Fr. – San Diego
The Laguna Niguel native posted a nine-goal, four-assists afternoon in the Toreros whitewash of San Jose State.
Andrew Mallard, Soph. – Georgia Southern
In wins over D-I Buffalo and North Florida, the Dacula, Ga., FOGO went 35-for-46 (76%) at the dot along with 18 ground balls, a goal and two dimes.
Tyler Nichols, Soph. – UNC-Charlotte
In a split weekend, the Mooresville, N.C., attackman amassed eight goals and five assists for the 49ers.
Max Osketski, Fr. – San Jose State
The rookie out of Newcastle, Calif., compiled a dozen goals along with two dimes, helping the Spartans post a 1-1 weekend.
Luke Valentino, Gr. – Wake Forest
The Demon Deacons posted a pair of ranked victories thanks to a combined four goals and two assists from the graduate student.