March 26, 2013
Nakamoto named Midwest Conference Player of Week
|Sophomore Ryan Nakamoto was named the Midwest Lacrosse Conference Player of the Week after winning 32 of 39 face-offs in a pair of Viking victories.|
Augustana sophomore Ryan Nakamoto (Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Ill.) has been named the "Player of the Week" in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference. In the Vikings' two wins over Calvin (20-0) on March 20 and Defiance (18-2) on March 24, Nakamoto recorded a team high 16 ground balls and was successful on an astonishing 82% of face-offs (32-39).
Nakamoto, a midfielder, leads the team with 54 ground balls and has handled 88% of the Vikings face-offs on the season. In his seven games played he has established a steady success rate of .640 (87-135) on face-offs. The Vikings are currently 4-3 on the year, and 1-0 in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference.
As a freshman, Nakamoto helped lead the Vikings to an 8-6 record in their inaugural season. He played in all 14 games and recorded seven points while doing so. He carried a .833 shots-on-goal percentage and a team high shot percentage of .417.
Nakamoto is a biology major.