After becoming the first student-athlete to record 12 points in a single game in a decade on Saturday, junior attack Charlie Bertrand of the Merrimack College men’s lacrosse program was named the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week for the first time this season on Tuesday.
Bertrand joins rookie Max Morrill in being recognized by the league office so far this young season; he does so after a historic afternoon in terms of his offensive contributions against LIU Post last Saturday.
The Baldwinsville, New York, native and Tewaaraton Award Watch List nominee followed up his first-ever 10-point outing from last Sunday with a 12-point afternoon that included eight goals and four assists against No. 10 LIU Post. He became the first Warrior to net 12 points in a game since All-American Greg Melaugh ’13 had an identical amount during the 2009 season. He finished with a career-high 18 shot attempts, scoring on eight of them, while putting nine of them on net. He also added four ground balls and a caused turnover.
On the season ledger, Bertrand now sits at 30 points on 21 goals and nine helpers. He ranks second in the conference in goals scored and total points, while his 49 shot attempts are most in the league. He is the NCAA Division II leader in goals per game (7.00) and scoring average (10.00).
Bertrand and the rest of the Warriors open conference play with a trip to Saint Rose this Saturday (March 16). Game time is set for 1 p.m.