Lobo Named MAC Men's Soccer Co-Player of the Week
KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Western Michigan senior midfielder Marco Lobo and Akron's Adam Najem each tallied game-winners in conference games this past weekend to share Mid-American Conference Player of the Week honors.
Lobo’s decider with 40:22 on the clock at Hartwick Saturday helped Western Michigan improve to 2-0 in the MAC, as WMU remains the only unbeaten team in the conference.
Freshman midfielder Matheau Rogers set up the score, beating his defender and crossing the ball in from the left. Lobo banged it home at close range for his second goal of the season.
"Marco had a stellar match against Hartwick,” said WMU head coach Chad Wiseman. "I could not be more pleased the MAC is honoring him this week. Marco’s attitude and mentality throughout the 90 minutes is what we need more of.
"He is gaining more and more confidence every time he steps on the field, which is a great thing for Bronco soccer. I expect even bigger performances as we enter the most important part of the season."
The road win was Western Michigan’s first ever against Hartwick in five all-time meetings in New York. It was also WMU’s second shutout victory in two conference games. The Broncos defeated Buffalo in Kalamazoo in their MAC opener on Oct. 12, 4-0. It marks the first time WMU has started 2-0 in MAC play since 2010.
Lobo becomes the second Bronco to receive a MAC Player of the Week nod this season. Ryan Lemasters collected the honor on Sept. 16.