Updated Tue, Oct 1, 2013 9:12 am
Fresh off of hat tricks in two consecutive contests, Rio Grande striker Luiz Filho was awarded Mid-South Conference Player of the Week honors this past week.
He shared the honor with Max Malachiyev of Campbellsville.
Filho played superbly against Bluefield College and Point Park. The native of Sau Paulo, Brazil, now sits at second in the MSC in goals with nine.
Coach Scott Morrissey’s star striker has been crucial in the success of the RedStorm thus far this season. His abilities cause defenders to collapse around him, opening up opportunities for his teammates. On top of that, his powerful legs enable him to rear back and blast shots into the back of the net.
Rio is set to host Pikeville on Wednesday, Oct. 2, as Filho looks to add to that nine goal total.