June 24, 2019
By Evan Lepler
Throughout the 2019 season, the AUDL’s weekly honor roll will be revealed each Monday, honoring seven players whose individual exploits merit recognition. The players are listed alphabetically by last name.
- Quentin Bonnaud, Montreal Royal - Not only did Quentin Bonnaud register a career-high +15 in the Montreal Royal’s dramatic one-goal victory over Toronto, but the star striker also finished with a 100 percent completion rate on 25 throws, the second-highest total of his 34-game career. And more important than any of his 11 goals or three assists was probably his one block, which came on the final point of the game, intercepting the Rush’s last-second shot on the goal-line as time expired to secure the Royal’s thrilling 23-22 triumph.
- Calvin Brown, Los Angeles Aviators - Michael Kiyoi and Sean McDougall both finished +10 with 100 percent completion rates for the efficient and productive LA O-line, but Calvin Brown gets the Honor Roll nod for his steady and continued all-around emergence as a potential game-changing midseason addition into the West Division race. Playing in just his third AUDL game, the Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo standout anchored the Los Angeles Aviators offense on Saturday night in San Jose, completing all 43 of his throws in LA’s 31-27 victory. Playing 28 points in the high-scoring shootout, Brown, who was named ultiworld.com's College Rookie of the Year this spring, registered seven assists along with one goal and one block, good for a +9, mistake-free performance.
- Travis Carpenter, Indianapolis AlleyCats - It’s not uncommon for the the 26-year-old Travis Carpenter to touch the disc a ton, but Saturday’s win over Minnesota was just the third time in his 102 career games that “The Kid” competed at least 60 passes. And while he had multiple turnovers mixed into the previous two high-volume performances, Carpenter went 60-for-61 in Indy’s wild 24-23 triumph over Minnesota, maintaining the Indianapolis AlleyCats narrow hold onto first place in the Midwest Division. His completions also did damage, of course, as Carpenter distributed seven assists while scoring three goals in the ‘Cats’ clutch win.
- Abe Coffin, Dallas Roughnecks - After missing the entire 2018 season with a wrist injury, Abe Coffin’s brilliant play throughout the current campaign has probably not gotten enough attention. Quite simply, he’s been a rock for the Dallas Roughnecks O-line, and Saturday’s performance against Tampa Bay, when he led his team in completions (43), assists (6), and blocks (3), was his best game of the year. His +9 matched his career-high from April 30, 2017 at Atlanta, helping Dallas (7-2) rise back into a first-place tie with Raleigh atop the South.
- Keegan North, Indianapolis AlleyCats - Carpenter’s tag-team partner on the AlleyCats offense also finds himself on the Week 12 Honor Roll after registering a career-best +10 in Indianapolis’ slim win over the Wind Chill. Keegan North tallied seven assists, three goals, and a block, completing 39 of his 40 throws, including a bold hammer that Carpenter snagged for the go-ahead score with four seconds left in regulation.
- Kevin Quinlan, Montreal Royal - Bonnaud was not the only member of Montreal’s O-line with a gigantic statistical performance in the Royal’s one-goal win over the Rush. Kevin Quinlan was just as brilliant, completing all 29 his throws with 12 assists and three goals to match Quentin’s +15, more than double his top plus/minus from any game this year and the second-best aggregate of his 94-game career, trailing only the insane +19 Quinlan recorded against Ottawa on June 4, 2016. Of his dozen dimes on Saturday against Toronto, seven were throws for Bonnaud goals.
- Bryan Vohnoutka, Minnesota Wind Chill - The lone Week 12 honoree whose team did not prevail, Bryan Vohnoutka did just about everything he could in Minnesota’s nailbiting battle with Indy. The Minnesota Wind Chill all-star recorded seven assists, five goals, and two blocks without any turnovers, accumulating a +14 for the game, far and away the best of his career. For the year, his 40 goals ranks fourth in the league, trailing only Bonnaud (60), Rowan McDonnell (51), and Ben Jagt (43).