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MU's Gonzalez named Player of Week

- Article provided by Manchester University

NORTH MANCHESTER – Manchester University men’s soccer sophomore forward Josh Gonzalez added to a solid week of honors with the announcement of the United Soccer Coaches’ national men’s and women’s Players of the Week for NCAA Divisions I, II and III and the National Junior College Athletic Association Tuesday, Sept. 11.

The Portage, Ind., native, who was also tabbed the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s offensive Player of the Week just a few hours before, was selected as the Division III men’s Player of the Week that afternoon. A quick look at the Spartans’ top scorer’s resume from last week bears out his accolades, as Gonzalez registered four goals and three assists for 11 points, tallied the game-winning score in each of the victories for head coach Corey Brueggeman’s program at the 2018 Raven-Spartan Classic and did all of that with 17 total strikes and 13 shots on frame as part of his statistics line.

The complete United Soccer Coaches’ national Players of the Week release can be viewed at unitedsoccercoaches.org/web/Awards/College_Player_of_the_Week.aspx. 


Manchester University’s football and men’s soccer programs were each honored with the week two announcement of the 2018-19 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s Players of the Week, released Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 10 and 11. Sophomore Josh Gonzalez (Portage, Ind.) and junior Donovan Henderson, Jr., (Hollywood, Fla.) were the Spartans’ awardees.

Gonzalez, the HCAC men’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week, led the Spartans in a pair of victories. He registered his first career hat trick in a 4-2 win over Baldwin Wallace Sept. 7, and over the two contests in the 2018 Anderson University - Manchester University Raven-Spartan Classic, the sophomore tallied four goals and three assists for 11 points.

Henderson, Jr., the HCAC football Offensive Player of the Week, guided the Black and Gold in a 39-33 loss to Alma Sept. 8. He rushed for the most yards in a game for a Spartan since 2015, carrying the ball 31 times for 187 yards and three touchdowns.

The complete Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week release can be viewed at www.heartlandconf.org.