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. 22 through Oct. 28. Anderson's Cameron Emerson was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while Newberry's Brad Dixon was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week.
A senior midfielder, Emerson scored three goals in the Trojans' 3-0 week, along with an assist, to collect points in every game. The Auckland, New Zealand native scored both goals in the 2-1 victory at Coker. In the non-conference contest with North Greenville, Emerson netted the second goal in the 2-0 shutout, while versus Lenoir-Rhyne, he assisted on the opening goal in the 2-1 win. The Trojans have now won five straight heading into the postseason and are 6-0-2 over their last eight matches. This is Emerson's first Offensive Player of the Week honor.
Dixon, a native of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, had 23 saves in two home conference draws during the week. The senior goalkeepers 14 saves in the scoreless tie with Lincoln Memorial were the most by a SAC goalkeeper all season. In 220 minutes, Dixon gave up only two goals for an impressive save percentage of .920. This is Dixon'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
Oct. 30 – Cameron Emerson, Anderson
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
Oct. 30 – Brad Dixon, Newberry
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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