NOC Tonkawa soccer players of the week
Ponca City Now - November 11, 2014 10:45 am
Mavericks Head Men’s Soccer Coach Michael DuRoy announces the Northern Oklahoma College men’s soccer player of the week, and Head Women’s Coach Josh Smith announces the women’s player of the week.
The women’s player of the week is Sarah Blakley, a freshman from Enid; and men’s player of the week is Roberto Molina , a freshman from Forney, Texas .
“Sarah’s hustle, communication and refusal to quit, helped the team to give Navarro a tough game. Despite a 2-0 loss, the team fought hard and played No. 5 ranked Navarro very close. Sarah’s ability to challenge their dynamic forwards enabled us to continue moving the ball forward and not allow them to get good looks on frame,” Smith said.
“Roberto had his best game of the year with five saves in the district semi-final,” DuRoy said.
Jeremy Hise, NOC athletic director, had this to say about Northern’s soccer season, “Congratulations to Coach Smith, Coach Parsons, Coach DuRoy, Coach Lavoie and the men’s and women’s soccer teams.
“Our women’s team dominated their opposition this season, outscoring their opponents 78-18 this season. They won the NJCAA Region II Tournament, the first Region II Championship for head coach Joshua Smith in his first year at Northern. Their season ended in a tough loss to the fifth ranked team in the nation Navarro Saturday afternoon. Northern ended the season as the No. 14 ranked team in the nation, had two national players of the week this season and numerous other individual regular season and post-season awards.
“Our men’s team also dominated their opposition this year, outscoring their opponents 56-19 this season. They ended the season with a 17-3-1 record. They were the OCAC Conference Champs and the NJCAA Region II Champs. They were ranked as high as seventeenth in the nation throughout the season. Their season came to an end with a tough loss to Coffeyville last Thursday. Coach DuRoy was named Region II Coach of the Year and won his sixteenth Region II Championship. Northern had the Conference Player of the Year and Region II All-Tournament Player of the year and numerous other individual regular season and post-season awards.