ATLANTA, Ga. – Jacksonville's Jose Manzo and Lipscomb's Ben Locke guided their squads to conference victories on Saturday to help each individual earn ASUN Conference Men's Soccer Weekly Awards, announced Monday by the league office.
In two matches this week, Manzo registered at least one point as he finished the week with three. At No. 9 Creighton, Jacksonville battled their fourth nationally-ranked squad but fell short 2-1 despite the assist from Manzo on the Dolphins lone goal. Against NJIT, Jacksonville exploded for a 4-2 victory as the Dolphins jumped out to a four-goal advantage cushioned by Manzo's score to make it 3-0. The Dolphins sit alone in first place in the ASUN with a 2-0 record.
Locke's performance on Saturday was paramount to Lipscomb 3-2 victory against FGCU as he netted a goal in the opening minutes, while adding an assist on the game-winning score. In the seventh minute, Locke unleashed a strike from 20 yards out to give Lipscomb the early advantage. After falling behind 2-1, Lipscomb battled back to even the match before Locke served a ball into the area in the 82nd minute to Daniel Zapata who clinched the victory.
ASUN Men's Soccer Player of the Week - Oct. 1st
Jose Manzo, Jacksonville
Sophomore | Forward | Jupiter, Fla. | Sports Management
- First Career ASUN Men's Soccer Player of the Week; first for JU this season
- Totaled three points in Jacksonville matches vs. #9 Creighton & NJIT
- Assisted on JU's goal in 2-1 loss to #9 Blue Jays on the road
- Scored eventual game-winning goal in 4-2 rout of NJIT on Saturday
- Dolphins sit in first place in the ASUN with 2-0 record
Other Nominees: Chris Clement, FGCU; Kevin Mendoza, Liberty; Ben Locke, Lipscomb.
ASUN Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week - Oct. 1st
Ben Locke, Lipscomb
Sophomore | Defender/Midfield | Cleveland, Ohio | Business
- Second Career ASUN Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week; second this season for Lipscomb
- Helped Bisons to 1-1 week with three points in two home games
- Guided Lipscomb to 3-2 victory vs. FGCU on Saturday in Nashville
- Scored his first goal of season in seventh minute on a shot from 20 yards out
- Assisted on game-winning goal in 82nd minute on a ball into the box
Other Nominees: Gustavo Vasconcelos, FGCU.
2018 Season Award Winners
Oct. 1st - Player: Jose Manzo, Jacksonville; Defensive; Ben Locke, Lipscomb
Sept. 24th - Player: Mikey Connell, North Florida; Defensive; Gustavo Vasconcelos, FGCU
Sept. 17th - Player: Shak Adams, FGCU; Defensive; Raheem Somersall, FGCU
Sept. 10th - Player: Rene White, NJIT; Defensive; Gustavo Vasconselos, FGCU
Sept. 4th - Players: Tresor Mbuyu, Liberty / Elvis Menayese, Stetson; Defensive: Victor Pujades, NJIT
Aug. 27th - Player: O'Vonte Mullings, FGCU; Defensive: Christopher Zappia, Lipscomb