July 29, 2013 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - Hamilton Nationals
Hamilton Nationals\' rookie Garrett Thul earned this week's Major League Lacrosse Warrior Offensive Player of the Week after a career performance Saturday night against the Boston Cannons. The MLL also announced named Denver's Lee Zink the Warrior Defensive Player of the Week and Rochester's Dave Lawson the Cascade Rookie of the Week.
Thul (pronounced THOOL) fueled the Hamilton Nationals to a 17-12 victory over Boston, earning the team a playoff position in this month's Championship Weekend, presented by Smartlink. The rookie out of West Point picked up Player of the Game accolades after a six-point, five goal performance. The lefty attackman is a strong catch-and-shoot player, firing in four of his goals off passes, including a highlight reel, airborne catch and behind-the-back finish.
"It was great. Everything was clicking," said Thul about his breakout night.
Thul is a strong and physical player, capable of muscling up his defender and firing in the two-pointer. In only four games this season he has 11 points, coming off nine goals, and two two-point goals. He was the Nationals\' third-round selection (21st overall) in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft.
Thul and the Hamilton Nationals travel to Charlotte to play the Hounds on Saturday, August 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Check local listings and ESPN3.com for live coverage.