National Honors Continue To Roll In For Sackeyfio
Oct. 17, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Two seniors led their respective teams to earn the NSCAA's weekly college honors, as Oklahoma forward Renae Cuellar and Washington forward Nate Sackeyfio were each named Disney Soccer/NSCAA Player of the Week.
Sackeyfio is in his first season as a Husky, as he transferred from Denver for his senior season. Last week, the Seattle, Wash., native scored his first two goals of the season in the team's wins over then fifth-ranked UCLA and Stanford.
Against the Bruins, he scored the first goal of the contest on a flip throw from fellow Husky Michael Harris in the 13th minute. Washington would go on to the 2-1 win, which was the team's first road victory of the season and snapped UCLA's 16-game in-conference winning streak.
In the game against the Cardinal, Sackeyfio scored in exciting fashion when he headed the ball into the right corner of the net off a free kick from senior Ben Fisk to lead the team to a 2-0 victory.
The Huskies are 9-3-2 overall and unbeaten in the Pac-12 at 4-0-1.
The Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week is announced every Wednesday. One male and one female player is selected by a committee from nominations submitted by NCAA Division I conferences.
Winners will also be recognized each week during NSCAA College Game of the Week broadcasts on FOX Soccer.
Earlier in the week, Sackeyio was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week and GoHuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week.