CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BigSouthSports.com) - No. 11 Coastal Carolina forward Ashton Bennett has been tabbed the Big South Men's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week, while Radford defender James Jordan garnered Big South Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for games played Oct. 8-14, the League announced today.
Bennett, a senior from Clarendon, Jamaica, put in four goals to lead the Chanticleers to a 2-0 record in Big South play last week. He got his week started with a pair of scores in Coastal Carolina's 3-1 win at Campbell on Oct. 10. Three days later at VMI, Bennett stayed hot as he found the back of the net twice in the 8-0 win over the Keydets. For his efforts, the preseason All-American was named to the College Soccer News and TopDrawerSoccer.com National Teams of the Week. The honor marks his second Big South Attacking Player of the Week nod this season.
Jordan, a red shirt junior from Dartford, England, helped the Radford defense hold two Big South foes to just 13 shots with only five falling on frame last week. Against VMI on Oct. 10, Jordan anchored the Highlander backline to hold VMI to only six shots and three shots on goal. Three days later at UNC Asheville, the center back helped hold the Bulldogs to just two shots on goal. The honor is 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 8: Mitchell Cardenas (Campbell), Kyle Breitmeyer (Liberty), Sam Yardley (Longwood) and Bernardo Ulmo (Radford).
Also nominated for Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Week 8: Uchenna Uzo (Coastal Carolina), Scott Sutarik (Liberty) and Tyler Beadle (Presbyterian College).
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
Oct. 2 - Alex Isern, Winthrop
Oct. 10 - Bernardo Ulmo, Radford
Oct. 16 - Ashton Bennett, Coastal Carolina
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
Oct. 2 - Fejiro Okiomah, High Point
Oct. 10 - Scott Krotee, Gardner-Webb
Oct. 16 - James Jordan, Radford