October 18, 2010

O'Connell Named Spartan Athlete-of-the-Week

YORK, Pa. – York College men's soccer senior forward Mike O'Connell has been chosen as the latest Spartan Athlete-of-the-Week for his tremendous performances during the Green and White's 2-0 week.

In a pair of Capital Athletic Conference road matches, O'Connell notched a goal in each game, lifting the Spartans to a 6-0 mark against CAC competition in 2010.

On Wednesday afternoon at Mary Washington, the senior recorded what would prove to be the game-winning tally in the 63rd minute. Rookie standout Pablo Martinez hit a shot that the Eagle goalkeeper was unable to corral allowing O'Connell to finish off the rebound. York would go on to register the 2-0 triumph.

Traveling to Wesley College on Saturday, the Green and White picked up a 3-0 conference victory. In that match, O'Connell scored his fourth of the season as he tallied York's second of the game in the 82nd minute.

Of the senior's four goals this season, three have come during a CAC contest.

O'Connell and the Spartans will look to stretch their current winning streak to four games as they welcome nearby Gettysburg to Graham Field on Wednesday, October 20, in a 4:00 pm non-conference match. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, that tilt is slated to be the men's soccer team's first "Give Cancer the Boot" game in which the Spartans will don pink warm-up shirts and pink arm bands. T-shirts will be sold during the event with all profits going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

2010-2011 SPARTAN ATHLETES-OF-THE-WEEK

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