KANSAS CITY, Mo. ---- Massasoit men's soccer player Leon Zaffonato (Brazil) was recently earned the United States Soccer Coaches Player of the Week for his efforts on the field last week.
Zaffonato, a freshman, finished the week with five goals and three assists in leading the Warriors to a 2-0 record. The Brazil native started the week notching his first career hat trick in a 3-2 road victory at NHTI.
The freshman followed up his hat trick with a two-goal, three-assist performance in a 13-0 victory vs Springfield Tech at home last Saturday.
For the season, Zaffonato has recorded eight goals and seven assists and becomes the second Warrior to win the weekly honor, joining goalie Wilson Fernandes who garnered the award on Sept. 5.
The Warriors play at Bristol on Thursday (3:30 PM) before hosting MassBay on Saturday at 1 PM.
NCAA Division I Men: Jon Bakero (Wake Forest University)
NCAA Division I Women: Julia Glaser (Fresno State University)
NCAA Division II Men: Luca Mastrantonio (Rockhurst University)
NCAA Division II Women: Olivia Jarrell (Columbus State University)
NCAA Division III Men: Dan Sulpizio (DeSales University)
NCAA Division III Women: Teanna Shutt (Lebanon Valley College)
Junior College Men: Leon Zaffonato (Massasoit Community College)
Junior College Women: Mikayla Blumenstock (Herkimer College)