Athlete of the Week: Mayowa Alli

By Chris McCree

Sports Editor

 

Player Profile:

Mayowa Alli

#20

Sophomore

Defender

Hometown: Lanham, Md.

Major: Undeclared

 

This week’s statistics:

Minutes: 174

Shots: 5

Shots on goal: 3

Goals: 3

 

Coming off a disappointing season-opening loss, the men’s soccer team strung together a pair of impressive wins this week due in large part to the play of Mayowa Alli ’14. Despite playing fullback for the Orange and Blue, Alli was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week after scoring three goals in the two games. During the team’s 4-1 victory over St. Francis last Thursday, Alli recorded his first goal of the season on his only shot attempt of the game. Then, during Sunday’s thrilling matchup with LaSalle, Alli carried the team to victory with two more goals, including a game-winner 48 seconds into overtime.

After his impressive week, Alli has already matched his season goal total of three from last season and is only two assists short of last year’s mark as well. As a first-year, Alli started 17 games and his strong defensive play at the end of last season earned him Patriot League Rookie of the Year honors. Alli’s fast start this season is important for the team as they start their quest for another Patriot League Championship. The Orange and Blue were ranked No. 2 behind Colgate in the preseason this year and will certainly depend on strong plays from Alli and the rest of their returning players to carry them into the playoffs.

Now, with their first wins out of the way, the Bison travel to Indiana to take on both Indiana (tonight at 5 p.m.) and Notre Dame (Sunday at 2 p.m.).

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