(Photos: Hofstra, Delaware & Duke Athletics)
The fourth week of the 2021 NCAA season is officially in the books and with every conference besides the MAAC now having started, the 2021 season is officially in full swing!
Here’s our three stars from week four of the season:
Ryan Tierney, Attack, Hofstra
Our first reoccurring player of the season, Ryan Tierney has simply been out of this world for the Pride early on in the 2021 season. On Saturday, the fifth-year attackman had one of the best performances of his entire college career, putting up 11 points on eight goals and three assists in a 20-17 win over rival Stony Brook. His performance on Saturday puts him two goals away from the Hofstra career goal record (140) and to third-all-time in career points in program history with 210. He is also two goal away from tying the CAA career points record (212) that was set by former Delaware standout Curtis Dickson.
Mike Robinson, Attack, Delaware
The Delaware attack unit is arguably the best in the CAA. And in their two games last week Mike Robinson stole the headlines. Delaware beat Saint Joseph’s 16-13 on Tuesday and Delaware Bellarmine 14-11 on Sunday. Robinson accounted for 12 of those combined 30 goals, which is 40% of all their goals scored last week. Robinson tallied a career-best nine goals against the Hawks and then had a hat trick against the Knights.
Joe Robertson, Attack, Duke
Since coming back from injury last season and missing the Blue Devils’ first two games this season, Robertson has made a major impact on a uber talented Duke offense. In the Blue Devils’ 17-7 win over Air Force on Saturday, Robertson put up a career-best 10 points (7G/3A).
A.J. Fox, Goalie, Holy Cross – 17 saves vs Sacred Heart
Pat Kavanagh, Attack, Notre Dame – Eight points (1G/7A) vs Robert Morris
Brendan Curry, Midfield, Syracuse – Seven points (3G/4A) vs Virginia
Brendan Nicthern, Attack, Army – Seven points (4G/3A) vs Saint Joseph’s
Kyle Gallagher, Faceoff, Notre Dame – 13-for-19 (87%) vs Robert Morris