Richards, Hunter earn SoCon Player of The Week Honors
Richards, Hunter earn SoCon Player of The Week Honors
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

ETSU men’s soccer duo sweep first edition of weekly awards

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 30, 2022) – The Southern Conference announced its Player of the Week awards Tuesday afternoon, naming forward Kieran Richards (Hamilton, New Zealand) Offensive Player of the Week and goalkeeper Cole Hunter (Mount Juliet, Tenn.) Defensive Player of the Week. The awards come after a 4-0 win over Longwood on Thursday and a 3-0 win over Davidson on Sunday afternoon.

In goal, Hunter recorded four saves on Thursday night against Longwood. On Sunday, Hunter recorded an additional four saves to complete back-to-back shutouts. For the week, Hunter recorded eight saves and was the only Buc to play all 180 minutes to start the season. The Defensive Player of the Week award is Hunter’s first SoCon player of the week honor.

On the attacking side, Richards scored two goals on Thursday night with an assist. The senior forward scored another goal on Sunday afternoon to finish with a total of three goals and an assist in the opening week. Earning his first Offensive player of the week honors, Richards recorded 5 shots on target in the combined games, logging a total of 112 minutes for the Bucs.

The Bucs start their first of four games on the road as they travel to UNC-Asheville on Friday night.

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