ATLANTA – After leading UNC-Charlotte to a critical ranked conference victory, 49ers sophomore attackman Blake Moxim is the MCLA Division II Warrior Player of the Week for the period ending April 16.
Squaring off with ALC North subdivisional rival and No. 10 Wake Forest, the Hopedale, Mass., product delivered for Charlotte.
Trailing the Demon Deacons heading into the fourth quarter, Moxim struck for a hat trick, including the game-tying goal and the game-winner with two minutes left, to give the 11th-ranked Niners the 11-10 triumph.
Earlier in the contest, Moxim had doled a pair of assists for the five-point day. He also grabbed a pair of ground balls and was critical in the clearing game.
“In the win against Wake Forest, Blake was the driving force behind a fourth-quarter comeback,” said UNC-Charlotte coach Nick Nedvesky. “Blake is one of those irreplaceable players who is any coach’s dream.
“From practice, games, to off the field stuff, Blake is never giving less than 100 percent. Even though he leads the conference in points, goals and assists, you would never know it by talking with him. His mindset has elevated everyone around him, including teammates and coaches. We are all excited to continue to see his growth at Charlotte.”
For his efforts earning the Warrior Player of the Week, Moxim will receive a Warrior EVO QX-O – a $100 value – for his efforts. Warrior is a proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Warrior Honor Roll
Dominic Costa, Gr. – San Jose State
The Spartans are headed to the postseason thanks to four goals and three dimes from the Dublin, Calif., middie.
Cam Loberg, Sr. – St. Thomas
In a 3-0 weekend for the Tommies, the Rosemount, Minn., FOGO won 31-of-47 draws (67%) while gobbling up 12 ground balls.
Kyle Maccaull, Fr. – Coastal Carolina
The rookie from Syracuse led the Chanticleers to a win over Wilmington with four goals and three assists.
Luke Tardich, Soph. – Grand Valley State
The Northville, Mich., product pushed past the 100-point plateau while helping the Lakers subdue D-I Illinois.