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FAU’s McIntyre Earns Warrior Award, Bolles alum Caleb Coleman Also Nominated

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via the MCLA press release/website

ATLANTA – After leading Florida Atlantic to its first-ever SELC championship and an automatic berth in the 2024 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance, junior midfielder Gavin McIntyre is the MCLA Division II Warrior Player of the Week for the period ending April 21.

In a shootout with Georgia Southern in the semifinals of the SELC tourney, the East Moriches, N.Y., product scored a goal and dished out three assists as the Owls prevailed, 24-18.

In the finals, McIntyre buried a pair of goals leading Florida Atlantic to a 15-13 triumph over two-time defending SELC champion Kennesaw State.

The two-way midfielder also grabbed nine ground balls and caused four turnovers in the championship effort.

“Gavin is the kind of person that any coach would build their team around,” said Florida Atlantic coach Stavros Neocleous. “Gavin impacts games at all levels and his season stats are a great example of that. He makes everyone’s job easier, coaches included. He is consistently putting forward a winning effort and chipping in wherever the team needs him most.

“Gavin’s on-field impact is vast, but it is overshadowed by his impact as a leader on and off the field. Being named a captain in his second season with the team, he brings the sort of leadership and effort that is needed to win big.

“Gavin is truly a game-breaker. His athleticism and knowledge of the game allows him to use his skill to take over games. The SELC playoffs were just a small example of his impact this season.”

For his efforts earning the Warrior Player of the Week, McIntyre will receive a Warrior Burn XP2-O – a $120 value. Warrior is a proud sponsor of the MCLA.

Warrior Honor Roll

Andrew Barner, Sr. – Kennesaw State
The Owls made a run to the SELC title game thanks to a combined five goals and three assists from the Marietta, Ga., midfielder.

Keaton Bean, Jr. – Northwest Nazarene
The Nighthawks wrapped up the top seed out of the PNCLL South thanks to five goals and four assists from the Tigard, Ore., product.

Caleb Coleman, Fr. – Miami
In the Hurricanes first-ever SELC tournament contest, the midfielder notched a hat trick along with two dimes in the loss to Kennesaw State.

Mekhi Davis, Soph. – Montana State
The Bobcats swept up Denver and Wyoming aided by eight goals, two apples and eight ground balls form the Helena, Mont., attackman.

Hunter Dietrich, Fr. – San Jose State
The rookie FOGO out of San Ramon, Calif., led the Spartans to an 8-6 win over Chico with three goals, two assists while winning 75 percent of his draws.

Samuel Gee, Jr. – Air Force
The Falcons buried MSU Denver and Mines behind a combined 13 goals and eight assists from the Elmira, N.Y., attackman.

Cam Gelling, Soph. – St. Thomas
In the Tommies run to the conference title, the St. Michael, Minn., attackman posted 14 goals and two assists for the UMLC champs.

Nick Johnson, Fr. – Long Beach State
In a split weekend that included the first win over Claremont since ’16, the hometown kid amassed four goals and an assist.