CCC Men's Soccer Athletes of the Week #2

CCC Men's Soccer Athletes of the Week #2

Offensive Player of the Week

Lee Esposito, University of New England (Gr., M)

Graduate student midfield Lee Esposito (Alplaus, N.Y.) scored a goal in the 43rd minute of the University of New England's 2-1 victory over Thomas. His goal would turn out to be the game-winner. Esposito had three shots in that contest and also registered two shots earlier in the week in a 3-0 loss to Bowdoin.

Offensive Player of the Week Winners:

Week #1 - Evan Couchot, Endicott
Week #2 - Lee Esposito, University of New England

     

Defensive Player of the Week

Juan Carlos De La Cruz, Nichols (Sr., GK)

Senior goalkeeper Juan Carolos De La Cruz (Stamford, Conn.) went 1-1 in goal this week for Nichols, making 13 saves in the process. He made nine saves against No. 13 nationally-ranked Amherst on Wednesday (Sept. 4) night, but took the 2-0 loss. He followed that up with a cleansheet victory against New England College, 2-0. He stopped six shots in the contest giving him an .867 save percentage for the week.

Defensive Player of the Week Winners:

Week #1 - Brody Veleber, Gordon
Week #2 - Juan Carlos De La Cruz, Nichols

     
   

Rookie of the Week Winners:

Week #1 - Ben Mollenhauer, Gordon
Week #2 - No winner selected

 

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