RICHMOND – VCU Men’s Soccer senior Rafael Andrade Santos was rewarded for his highlight game on Sunday evening, as he was selected as Atlantic 10 Co-Offensive Player of the Week. The selection was announced Tuesday afternoon by the conference office.
Santos rose to the challenge on Sunday night, as VCU trailed Saint Francis 2-1 in the 67th minute. The senior from Rio de Janerio, Brazil, converted both a PK goal and grabbed an assist, all within 54 seconds to flip the script and send the Rams home with their first win of the season, a 3-2 victory. His three points would give him five on the season, putting him as the current top point’s leader for the Black & Gold.
Joining Santos as Co-Offensive Player of the Week was Janos Loebe from Fordham, who’s lone goal helped the Fordham Rams defeat St. John’s. Also earning awards was Davidson senior Sam Bissett, who earned Defensive Player of the Week, and Dayton’s Thor Helgason as Rookie of the Week.
VCU returns to action this Sunday, as they will be making their first road trip of the season to take on Florida Gulf Coast. Kickoff on Sunday is set for 7 p.m.