Boston, Mass. – For the first time in his career, Clark University men's soccer first-year Sean Munroe (Silver Spring, Md.) has been named the New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's soccer offensive player of the week it was announced on Monday afternoon.
The award for Munroe comes following another impressive week in which the Scarlet and White went 2-0 and Munroe was a huge reason why.
In a mid-week showdown with Worcester-area rival Fitchburg State, Munroe finished with two goals and an assist in the 3-2 overtime win over the Falcons. After assisting on a TJ Zirkman (Freehold, N.J.) equalizer early in the first half, he put Clark ahead 2-1 going into halftime.
Fitchburg State eventually forced overtime but in the extra session Munroe headed home the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute.
Then in a crucial home contest against MIT, Munroe kickstarted the Cougar offense when he banged home the rebound of a Mana Chavali (Brookline, Mass.) shot less than eight minutes into a 3-1 win over the Engineers – the program's first since 2008.
Through the first 13 games of his career, Munroe leads the team and ranks in the top five in the conference in goals scored (6), assists (4) and points (16).
Munroe and the surging Cougars, who now sit at 12-2 overall and 3-2 in league play, face a tough slate this week as they visit Brandeis on Wednesday and then head to conference rival Emerson on Saturday.