NDSU lacrosse player named finalist for national ‘preseason player of the year’ honors

NDSU’s Peter Flock was named as one of five finalists for Lacrosse Magazine’s “Preseason Player of the Year.”

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State University’s Peter Flock has been named one of five finalists for Lacrosse Magazine’s “Preseason Player of the Year” in his college division.

The junior attacker scored 41 goals and had 25 assists in 15 games and helped lead the Bison to their second consecutive nationals tournament appearance last spring.

The Bison compete in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association’s Division II. The MCLA is a national organization of non-NCAA, college lacrosse programs. The MCLA currently operates with 200-plus teams in two divisions, over 10 conferences. NDSU calls the Upper Midwest Lacrosse League home, with other regional teams such as St. John’s, St. Thomas, Carleton, St. Olaf and Bethel.

Lacrosse Magazine hosted the online content for fans to vote for the preseason player in 12 college lacrosse divisions. The magazine provided five finalists for each division. Voting has closed, but not before fans submitted more than 100,000 votes, according to the publication. The fan’s picks will be published, alongside the magazine staff’s selections, in the magazine’s January edition.

Another regional player, Ben Vasko of the St. Thomas University, also was selected as a finalist in the same division as Flock. Vasko is a senior defenseman, who transfered from Arizona State. Last year, Vasko snared 28 ground balls and helped hold opponents to just 5.71 goals per game.