FREDERICK, Md.--Freshman face-off specialist Hector Montoya of the men's lacrosse team has been chosen as the Hood College Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 1.
Montoya was instrumental in guiding Hood to its first win in program history Wednesday when the Blazers defeated Gwynedd-Mercy College, 12-7, at Thomas Athletic Field. Montoya won 17-of-23 face-offs against the Griffins, including all 10 in the first half. For the season, the native of Baltimore, Md., and Kenwood High School product has a .444 winning percentage on face-offs, going 32-for-72 in Hood's three contests.
The Blazers are 1-2 on the season and return to action Wednesday against No. 1 Salisbury University at 3:30 p.m. The contest will be played at Mount St. Mary's University.