Carlock, Pence Florida Tech Student-Athletes of Week

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stellar performances on the playing field

After stellar performances on the playing field, senior men’s lacrosse player Jordan Carlock and sophomore softball player Rachel Pence garnered Florida Tech’s Panther Student-Athlete of the Week honors. (Florida Tech image)

After stellar performances on the playing field, senior men’s lacrosse player Jordan Carlock and sophomore softball player Rachel Pence garnered Florida Tech’s Panther Student-Athlete of the Week honors. (Florida Tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – After stellar performances on the playing field, senior men’s lacrosse player Jordan Carlock and sophomore softball player Rachel Pence garnered Florida Tech’s Panther Student-Athlete of the Week honors.

FIT_Seal-580Carlock anchored a defense that pushed the Panthers to a 2-0 record on the week and an 8-1 mark on the season.

The senior covered Saint Michael’s best attackman on Wednesday.

He prevented the Purple Knights’ leading scorer from registering a single point in Florida Tech’s 19-11 win.

On Friday, Carlock again guarded UMass Boston’s best offensive player, holding him to just two points in the contest.

Jordan Carlock

Jordan Carlock

He accounted for a school record eight of the team’s 15 caused turnovers in the win.

Over the two games last week, the Babylon, New York native secured five groundballs and forced his opponents into 11 turnovers.

Pence helped the softball team to a 4-1 record on the week, collecting three complete game wins and a pair of shutouts.

The sophomore tossed seven innings in the Panthers’ 4-2 win over Wayne State on Monday, allowing five hits and striking out three along the way.

Rachel Pence

Rachel Pence

On Friday, the Florida Tech ace pitched seven scoreless innings to guide the Panthers to a 2-0 win over Lynn, fanning nine Fighting Knights in the contest.

Pence wrapped up her exceptional week with another complete game shutout, baffling Lynn to the tune of five strikeouts and just a pair of hits allowed.

Over the course of the week, the Jacksonville, Florida native struck out 19 batters and garnered a 0.32 ERA.

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Carlock and the men’s lacrosse next plays at home on Monday, March 23 against Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at 7 p.m. ET at Palm Bay High School’s Pirate Stadium.

Pence and the softball team head to West Palm Beach to face the Sailfish in a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday.


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