IKYURAV EARNS NATIONAL HONOR
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State men's soccer forward Isaac Ikyurav was selected to the Soccer America Men's National Team of the Week, the publication announced on Thursday evening.
Ikyurav earned both conference and national recognition following his performance last weekend.
Ikyurav was named to the national team of the week along with 10 other standout performers.
The junior from Benue, Nigeria, scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win at UC Irvine last Friday before assisting on the game-winner in double overtime in a 1-0 victory at CSU Northridge.
In their first weekend of Big West Conference play, Ikyurav and the Hornets were the only team to emerge with a 2-0 record and Sacramento State currently resides in first place in the North Division.
Ikyrurav was also named Big West Conference men's soccer Offensive Player of the Week.
Sacramento State plays host to CSU Fullerton at 4 p.m. today and battles South Division leader UC Riverside at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Hornet Field.
Erik Hurtado (Santa Clara), Sr.
Scored goals in 2-0 win over San Diego and 1-0 victory over Loyola Marymount to give him three consecutive game-winning goals for Broncos.
Hakan Ilhan (UNC Greensboro), Sr.
Assisted on all four goals -- all in the first half -- in 4-0 win over Davidson to match 31-year-old school record and had winner in 1-0 win over Appalachian State.
Isaac Ikyurav (Sacramento State), Jr.
Helped Sac State to 2-0 start in Big West action, scoring game-winning goal at UC Irvine (2-1) and assisting on golden goal in win at Cal State Northridge (1-0).
Cristian Mata (Tulsa), Fr
Had both goals in 2-0 win over ranked Creighton and assist in 2-0 victory over Marshall.
Charlie Rugg (Boston College), Sr.
Had two goals and assist in 4-2 win over Rhode Island and goal and assist in 2-1 win over N.C. State.
Carlos Alvarez (Connecticut), Sr.
Assisted on both goals in 2-0 win over Yale and had goal and assist in 2-1 win over Notre Dame.
Ryan Hollingshead (UCLA), Sr.
Had assist in 3-1 win at Stanford and goal and assist in win by same score at California.
Tim Lazorko (St. Joseph’s), Fr.
Had first collegiate goal in 1-0 win at Bucknell, snapping Bison’s five-game winning streak, and registered game-tying goal in 2-1 win over Loyola (Md.).
Tim Parker (St. John's), Soph.
Anchored defense that allowed just nine shots in 3-1 win over Columbia and 2-0 Big East win over DePaul.
Ashani Samuels (Mercer ), Soph.
Scored twice in 4-0 win over UNC Asheville and added assist in 2-1 win at ETSU to open Atlantic-Sun season.
Jaime Ibarra (SMU), Jr.
Made seven saves in 2-1 win over South Carolina and then 10 saves in 2-0 win at UAB.