MELBOURNE, Fla. (September 3, 2018) – The Tars swept the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week Awards, the league office announced Monday. Senior forward Stefan Avram captured the Offensive honor, while freshman goalkeeper Abdiel Martinez took home the Defensive recognition.
Rollins won their first two games of the year at Barker Family Stadium last week. The Tars opened the year with a 2-1 upset of the No. 18 Wingate Bulldogs, before downing the Regis Rangers, also by a score of 2-1, in the second contest.
Stefan Avram finished the weekend with three goals, putting him in a tie for the most in the SSC after the first weekend of action. The Orlando, Florida native tallied both Rollins goals in the upset victory over Wingate. Avram then scored the game winner against Regis in the 64th minute. His two game winning tallies lead the conference. This is the second SSC Offensive Player of the Week Award for the senior.
Abdiel Martinez has made an immediate impact, starting in net as a freshman for Rollins. Martinez made six saves, many spectacular, and surrendered just one penalty kick goal, in the Tars defeat of No. 18 Wingate. Martinez then added another pair of stops against Regis. His eight saves are the second most in the SSC through two games.
Rollins will return to action on Friday, September 7, when they head to Pensacola, Florida to take on the West Florida Argonauts in their first road action of the year. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
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