One of the main storylines of the No. 10 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team’s season has been the dominance of senior attackman Chris Cloutier.
With his six-goal performance in the Tar Heels’ 14-7 win over Mercer on Wednesday, the Ontario native scored in his 25th consecutive game, tying former Tar Heels Harper Peterson and Luke Goldstock for the third longest streak in program history.
But while eyes are turned toward Cloutier as the main offensive leader for the Tar Heels (5-0), there’s an equally important streak occurring that has led to UNC’s early-season success.
Junior attackman Andy Matthews just racked up his 14th straight game with an assist, tying Marcus Holman for the sixth longest streak in team history. And while his achievement might not be as flashy as Cloutier’s, it hasn’t gone unnoticed by the team.
“Last year, with all the losses we’ve had, I knew that I would have to step up," Cloutier said. "And it’s been easy because I have guys like Andy, who played last year. Andy is dominant at the X and organizes everything for us as an offense.”