CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BigSouthSports.com) - Winthrop forward Marc Segarra has been tabbed the Big South Men's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week, while Radford defender Dario Redondo garnered Big South Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for games played Sept. 17-25, the League announced today.
Segarra, a senior from Barcelona, Spain, registered four goals as Winthrop posted a 1-1 record last week. His biggest match of the week came against East Tennessee State on Sept. 22 as he recorded a hat trick in Winthrop's 3-2 overtime win over the Buccaneers. After the Eagles were scoreless through 65 minutes, Segarra scored all three goals in the final 37 minutes of action, including the game-tying goal with five minutes left in regulation and the game-winning goal with three seconds left in overtime. He also notched a goal against the College of Charleston on Sept. 19. The honor is his first Big South Attacking Player of the Week nod this season.
Redondo, a sophomore from Woodbridge, Va., limited the impact of one of the League's top players, Mitchell Cardenas, in Radford's 2-1 win over Campbell on Saturday. Redondo, a defensive-minded midfielder, was tasked with marking Cardenas through all 90 minutes, and limited him to just one shot - Cardenas is Campbell's leader in points and shots and had points in each of Campbell's positive results this season. The honor marks his first Big South Defensive Player of the Week plaudit this season.
Also nominated for Men's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week for Week 5: Mitchell Cardenas (Campbell), Ricky Garbanzo (Coastal Carolina), Mamdee Nyepon (High Point), Evan Jones (Longwood) and Bernardo Ulmo (Radford).
Also nominated for Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Week 5: Ethan Hall (Campbell), Fejiro Okiomah (High Point) and Paul Hegedus (Longwood).
Big South Men's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week
Aug. 28 - Ashton Bennett, Coastal Carolina
Sept. 4 - Shane Malcolm, High Point
Sept. 11 - Devin Pierce, Longwood
Sept. 18 - Mamadee Nyepon, HighPoint
Sept. 25 - Marc Segarra, Winthrop
Big South Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Aug. 28 - Ethan Hall, Campbell
Sept. 4 - Scott Shewfelt, Coastal Carolina
Sept. 11 - Kody Palmer, High Point
Sept. 18 - Uchenna Uzo, Coastal Carolina
Sept. 25 - Dario Redono, Radford