ORU makes it back-to-back sweeps of #SummitMSOC Player of the Week awards

Oral Roberts sophomore claimed his second Summit League Defensive Player of the Week award this season and fourth of his career.
Oral Roberts sophomore claimed his second Summit League Defensive Player of the Week award this season and fourth of his career.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – This time it was a veteran forward from Oral Roberts that joined sophomore goalkeeper Miles Motakef in sweeping the Summit League men's soccer Player of the Week awards. It marks back-to-back sweeps for the Golden Eagles, who are now 3-1 on the young season.


Junior Dante Brigida earned the offensive accolade after providing the game-winning goals in ORU's two victories last week, while Motakef turned in a stellar performance in goal during the Golden Eagles' third match.

Brigida got the week off to a strong start for ORU, scoring twice in a 2-1 victory over former and future Summit League-foe Kansas City on Monday. After a 2-0 loss at Loyola Marymount, the Golden Eagles responded with a win at California Baptist that saw Brigida net the game-winner in the 60th-minute.

Motakef did not play in the opening two matches of the week for the Golden Eagles but returned between the pipes to post an eight-save shutout in a 1-0 victory over the Lancers. The eight stops were a season high for Motakef who earned his fourth career weekly honor. 



OFFENSIVE
Dante Brigida, Oral Roberts
Jr. | F | Edmond, Okla. 

  • Scored three goals during ORU's two wins last week
  • Tallied the fourth and fifth game-winning goals of his career
  • This is the second weekly honor of Brigida's career 

Also nominated: Ryan Bernt, Purdue Fort Wayne.

DEFENSIVE
Miles Motakef, Oral Roberts
So. | GK | Georgetown, Texas
  

  • Made eight saves in 1-0 shutout of Cal Baptist  
  • The shutout was the fourth of his career and first of the season
  • This is the third weekly honor of Motakef's career

Also nominated: None.

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