KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Omaha forward Elvir Ibisevic was named the United Soccer Coaches Division I National Player of the Week it was announced by the organization Tuesday.
The Johnston, Iowa native, a former member of the United States Under-17 Men's National Team, scored three goals in the opening 10 minutes of Omaha's 5-1 victory over nationally-ranked Virginia Tech on Sunday, for the first hat trick in program history and the second-fastest hat trick to start a match in NCAA Division I history. The sophomore also added an assist in the match to set the team's single-game record with a seven-point performance.
Ibisevic also earned a spot on Top Drawer Soccer's team of the week.
On opening night Friday, the Mavericks earned a 2-1 overtime win over Grand Canyon and are 2-0 to begin the season for only the second time in program history.
Ibisevic becomes the second Summit League men's soccer player to earn the award in as many years, joining former Denver standout and current Colorado Rapids player, Kortne Ford (Sept. 20).
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