(Photo by Anna Scipione)
ATLANTA – After leading San Diego State to an upset victory in the season opener, Aztec junior attackman Brian Davito is the MCLA Division I Warrior Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 4.
Squaring off with No. 13 UC Santa Barbara at home, the Granite Bay, Calif., product made sure that San Diego State was going to start the season with a 1-0 mark for the second-straight year.
He buried a double hat trick against the Gauchos while also chipping in with a pair of assists. Davito factored in on 73 percent of the Aztecs output on the afternoon.
“In early season games when mistakes are expected, you need your veteran leaders to step up,” said San Diego State coach Bryan Bome. “And that’s exactly what Davito did. His dynamic goal-scoring ability allowed us to beat a very good Santa Barbara team.”
For his efforts earning the Warrior Player of the Week, Davito will receive a Warrior Burn XP2-O – a $120 value. Warrior is a proud sponsor of the MCLA.
Warrior Honor Roll
Brock Altland, Sr. – West Virginia
The Mountaineers went 1-1 on their Florida swing to start the season and the Dallastown, Pa., attackman finished with seven total goals.
Nate Fredericks, Fr. – California
The rookie from Oakland started his career off nicely, burying four goals along with an assist as the Bears downed Santa Clara, 8-4.
Guy Lyons, Sr. – Cal Poly
The faceoff man out of San Rafael, Calif., won 75 percent (15-of-20) draws in a big win over USC and also gobbled up ten ground balls.
James Stewart, Sr. – Virginia Tech
The attackman from Fredericksburg, Va., struck for a career-high four goals along with two dimes, boosting the Hokies to a conference win over East Carolina.
Liam Storkerson, Sr. – Florida
The defenseman out of Palm Beach helped hold of West Virginia, causing four turnovers, grabbing six GBs and even chipping in with an assist on transition.