Jacobo upgraded to NAIA National Player of Week

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

NAIA Release

SEWARD, Neb. – Named GPAC Offensive Player of the Week earlier in the morning, sophomore Moises Jacobo has also been awarded the NAIA National Offensive Player of the Week award. The announcement came from the NAIA National Office on Tuesday (Sept. 29). Based on the NAIA honors database, Jacobo is the first Concordia University Men’s Soccer player to ever receive national weekly accolades.

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).

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.

Weides made the following comments regarding Jacobo following the Dordt game, “He’s certainly playing at a really good level. His third goal in particular was a really great shot. He’s playing at a sharp level. At any moment several of our guys could pop up and have a hat trick and he was the guy who did that tonight. He’s been really productive and not just on the score sheet. He’s helped us defensively as well.”