Jacobo, Simonetti make for sweep of GPAC weekly honors

By Jacob Knabel on Sep. 29, 2020 in Men's Soccer

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University Men’s Soccer program has swept conference weekly awards. On Tuesday (Sept. 29), the league named sophomore Moises Jacobo the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Offensive Player of the Week while freshman Federico Andrea Simonetti was tabbed the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player of the Week. This marks the second-straight week that Jacobo has garnered the offensive award.

A rising star, Jacobo has been on a roll in the goal scoring department. The native of Grand Island, Neb., notched the first hat trick of his career in last week’s 4-1 victory at Dordt. Jacobo added another goal three days later in the 4-0 home win over Northwestern. Only three players in the entire NAIA have scored more goals this season than Jacobo, who has put away five goals in 2020 (11 in his career). Jacobo is the team leader in both goals and assists (three).

On the other end of the field, Andrea Simonetti did not allow a single goal in 165 minutes of action last week at keeper. The native of Crema, Italy, made a combined nine saves and earned credit for his first career shutout in the win over Northwestern. Andrea Simonetti ranks 13th nationally in goals against average (0.270) while sporting a save percentage of .938.

Head Coach Jason Weides’ Bulldogs (4-1, 2-0 GPAC) will return to action this Saturday when they host Dakota Wesleyan (1-2, 0-1 GPAC). Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. CT.