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Brigida Earns Second Offensive Player of the Week Honor

Brigida Earns Second Offensive Player of the Week Honor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts forward Dante Brigida and Purdue Fort Wayne goalkeeper Tor Erik Larsen both collected the third Summit League Men's Soccer Player of the Week award of their respective careers on Monday.

For Brigida, his second offensive honor of the season came on the heels of a two-goal performance in Oral Roberts' 4-3 overtime win against SIUE. He scored the second and third goals of the match for the Golden Eagles, who improved to 6-1-0 on the season thanks to their fourth-straight victory.

Larsen picked up his first defensive honor of the season after registering two as a rookie in 2018. He opened the week with a three-save shutout in Purdue Fort Wayne's 1-0 victory over Green Bay. The clean sheet was the first of the season for the Mastodons. He added a season-high nine saves later in the week in a loss to Northern Illinois.

OFFENSIVE
Dante Brigida, Purdue Fort Wayne
Jr. | F | Edmond, Okla.
 

  • Scored a pair of goals in ORU's 4-3 OT win over Southern Illinois Edwardsville
  • Leads the league with seven goals
  • This is the second weekly honor of the season for Brigida and third of his career 

Also nominated: Alex Frank, Purdue Fort Wayne.

DEFENSIVE
Tor Erik Larsen, Purdue Fort Wayne
So. | GK | Alesund, Norway
  

  • Made 12 saves, including a season-high nine vs. NIU during a 1-1-0 week for the Mastodons  
  • Shutout vs. Green Bau was his first of the season
  • This is the third weekly honor of Larsen's career and first of his sophomore season

Also nominated: Tim Trilk, Western Illinois; Mile Motakef, Oral Roberts.

Previous Players of the Week
September 3
Offense: Reed Berry, Oral Roberts
Defense: Miles Motakef, Oral Roberts
September 9
Offense:
Dante Brigida, Oral Roberts
Defense: Miles Motakef, Oral Roberts
September 16
Offense: Blake Cearns, Purdue Fort Wayne
Defense:
Will Palmquist, Denver

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