SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Senior forward Ryan Rhoads was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week after scoring twice for Sacramento State this weekend.
Playing in his final collegiate matches at Hornet Soccer Field, the fourth-year senior went out in style, scoring the equalizing goal in a 1-1 result with ninth-ranked New Mexico last Friday. Rhoads crashed in from seven yards out, heading Pedro Lupercio’s cross past the Lobos’ goalkeeper.
In a 2-1 overtime victory against UNLV on Sunday, Rhoads got the Hornets on the scoreboard first in the 87th minute with a 30-yard bullet to the right upper corner. On Senior Day, the Modesto, Calif., native buried his seventh goal of the season and 20th of his career.
Rhoads will leave Sacramento State as one of the program’s most prolific goal scorers in recent history. His 20 goals rank second in program history and his 49 career points also rank second all-time.
This is the third time a Sacramento State player has received player of the week honors this year (Eliot Ricks-Chambers, Sept. 11, and Jack Jones, Sept. 5)
The Hornets (6-10-2, 3-4-2 MPSF) have one final match remaining in 2006, traveling to San Jose State on Friday, Nov. 3 for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The team is currently on a three-match undefeated streak.