MVC Men's Lacrosse Student-Athlete Named GRLC Player of the YearPosted May 6, 2014
Marshall, Mo. (May 6, 2014)- The No. 20 Missouri Valley College men’s lacrosse team continues to receive accolades for its play during the 2014 season. On Sunday the Vikings won the GRLC Division II Tournament with an 8-7 win over Washington University and learned that nine of its student-athletes received all-conference recognition. Today it was announced that Junior Attacker Max Slutsky was named the GRLC Offensive Player of the Year.
Slutsky, who was also named the all-conference first team at the attacker position, earned the award after helping lead MVC to a 12-1 regular season. He scored 38 goals with 21 assists during the regular season for the Vikings. His 6.5 points per game during the season led the team and was second in the GRLC Division II. Slutsky had his most productive game of the season in a 31-2 home win over Benedictine College on Apr. 5 when he scored seven goals and added four assists for a season-high 11 points.
“This is a huge honor for Max, and one that he deserves,” said Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Totaro. “For us to be a first-year program and for Max to be voted by the coaches as the top offensive player shows how much they respected his play during the season."
The Vikings, playing in the program’s first season, will enter the National tournament with a 15-1 overall record. MVC’s first round game is scheduled for May 12 at 2:15 p.m., and will be played at UC-Irvine Field 2 in Irvine, Calif. For more information on the MCLA Division II National Tournament, go to www.mcla.us.
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