RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — Fort Hays State senior soccer players Cullen Fisch and Santiago Agudelo have been awarded Great American Conference (GAC) Player of the Week selections for week three.
Fisch, selected as the Goalkeeper of the Week, made six saves and kept one clean sheet in the Tigers' two victories against Northeastern State and Rogers State. The La Vista, Neb. native has now tallied his second GAC Player of the Week selection of the season following a week one honor.
Headlined by a three-goal week, Agudelo was named the GAC Offensive Player of the Week in the third edition. Agudelo added three goals to his stat line, including an overtime winner against Northeastern State to break the Tigers' three-game losing skid. The attacker also notched an assist, tallying seven points to his personal performances last week.
Tigers back in Top 25
Following consecutive victories against Northeastern State and previously ranked Rogers State, the Fort Hays State men's soccer program is back in the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 poll, earning a national ranking at No. 22.
Against the RiverHawks, the black and gold earned a victory in an overtime thriller, put to bed just four minutes into the extra period by Santiago Agudelo. For the following match, the Hillcats were defeated 2-0, marking the second clean sheet of the 2019 campaign for Cullen Fisch and the Tigers. Agudelo and Rogelio Lopez found the back of the next en route to their third victory of the season.
In the third edition of the poll, Adelphi University remains at the helm of Division II men's soccer while Young Harris, Azusa Pacific, West Texas A&M, and Lynn round out the top-five.
Now, back in the upper-tiers of Division II men's soccer, FHSU will travel to Arkansas this week to take on Ouachita Baptist on Thursday (Sept. 26) and Harding University on Saturday (Sept. 28) slated for 4 p.m. and 1 p.m. kickoffs, respectively. Harding is among the teams receiving votes in this week's poll.