Florida Tech’s Daniel Flock Named Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week
By Daniel Supraner, Florida Tech Sports // April 18, 2018
Junior netminder made 23 saves in two Panther victories, fourth time in career winning honor
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech’s Daniel Flock has been selected the Sunshine State Conference’s Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player is the Week for Apr. 9-15. This is Flock’s second time receiving the award this season and the fourth of his career.
The Ellicott City, Maryland product made 23 saves in two games to help lead No. 15 Florida Tech to a pair of wins over SSC opponents last week.
The victories extend the Panthers’ (9-4) current win streak to a school-record eight straight games as the Crimson & Gray improve to 6-0 in SSC play and become the first men’s lacrosse team in league history to win six conference games in the regular season.
The recent success has propelled Florida Tech up the national rankings to No. 13 in the USILA Coaches poll and No. 9 in the Nike/US Lacrosse poll.
Flock made four saves in Florida Tech’s 17-3 rout of Embry-Riddle on Wednesday, Apr. 11. The junior then tied a school-record by making 19 saves while facing a season-high 43 shots in the Panthers’ 15-14 road victory over Florida Southern on Saturday, Apr. 14.
Through 13 games, Flock ranks second in the SSC in both saves (148) and saves per game (11.38). He is also fourth in the conference in goals allowed per game (9.36) and saves percentage (.550).
With one game remaining on the schedule, the Panthers are just a single victory away from clinching the SSC regular season title and home-field advantage in the conference tournament for the first time in program history.
Florida Tech can seal the deal at Panther Field on Saturday, Apr. 21, when it hosts No. 6 Saint Leo in the regular season finale at 12 p.m. at the Olin Sports Complex.
Fans unable to attend the game can access live coverage of the action at FloridaTechSports.com/live.
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