ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Men's Soccer Players of the Week for matches played during the week of Oct. 16 through Oct. 21. Queens's Edmundo Robinson was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while teammate Pedro Oliveira was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week.
A senior forward, Robinson totaled seven points on three goals and an assist, leading the Royals to conference wins over Wingate and Newberry. The Stone Mountain, Ga. native scored goals in both matchups, including two goals on as many shots in the 5-1 victory over the Wolves. He scored the first goal in the 4-0 shutout of the Bulldogs, credited for the game-winner, while also assisting on the second goal. Robinson has now collected two or more points in five of the last six matches and at least one point in seven of the last eight. This is Robinson's first Offensive Player of the Week honor.
Oliveira, a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, scored a goal and anchored a Royals defense that allowed just one goal in the two matches of the week. The senior defender headed home a corner kick in the 76th minute in the shutout of the Bulldogs for his third goal of the season. Oliveira has led a defense that has notched five shutouts on the season, which ranked the Royals second in the SAC in shutout percentage (41.7%). This is Oliveira's first Defensive Player of the Week award this season.
2018 SAC AstroTurf Men's Soccer Players of the Week
Offensive Player of the Week
Sept. 5 – Elliot Cutts, Wingate
Sept. 11 – Ashley Kelynack, Carson-Newman
Sept. 18 – Felipe De Sousa, Lincoln Memorial
Sept. 25 – Tobias Solem Karlsen, Carson-Newman
Oct. 2 – Adam Ward, Queens
Oct. 9 – Ayuk Tambe, Tusculum
Oct. 16 – Victor Peres, Lincoln Memorial
Oct. 23 – Edmundo Robinson, Queens
Defensive Player of the Week
Sept. 5 – Alejandro Quiriti, Tusculum
Sept. 11 – Jakob Sellhed, Wingate
Sept. 18 – Alexander Langer, Lenoir-Rhyne
Sept. 25 – Tarek Malz, Newberry
Oct. 2 – Alejandro Quiriti, Tusculum
Oct. 9 – Caleb Cothrin, Lincoln Memorial
Oct. 16 – Gal Elyashiv, Anderson
Oct. 23 – Pedro Oliveira, Queens
AstroTurf is an official corporate partner of the South Atlantic Conference and title sponsor of the Conference's Player of the Week awards program.
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