SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG defender Casey Penland has been named the Southern Conference men’s soccer player of the week for all competition from Oct. 16-22 after scoring two goals and registering one assist in a pair of victories over Wofford and Mercer.
Penland, a sophomore from High Point, North Carolina, scored a goal and dished out an assist in the 6-1 win against Wofford on Tuesday. Against Mercer, Penland scored the game-tying goal in the second half, sending the game to overtime where the Spartans would go on to defeat the Bears 2-1.
UNCG enters the last week of conference play sitting tied for first with upcoming matchups against VMI on Tuesday and Furman on Saturday.
Also nominated: Luke Parker (ETSU) and Danny Kiereth (Furman).
2017 SoCon Men’s Soccer Players of the Week
Aug. 29 Kevin Edelmann, Sr., Furman
Sept. 5 Ben Hale, R-Fr., Furman
Sept. 12 Will Bagrou, Sr., Mercer
Sept. 19 Leeroy Maguraushe, Jr., UNCG
Sept. 26 Jon Milligan, Jr., UNCG
Oct. 3 Jon Milligan, Jr., UNCG
Oct. 10 Lucas Altman, So., Wofford
Oct. 16 Will Bagrou, Sr., Mercer
Oct. 24 Casey Penland, So., UNCG