LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Patrice Lumumba, a sophomore striker on the Lyndon men's soccer team has been named Player of the Week in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) and Co-Offensive Player of the Week in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) for the period ending Sunday, Oct. 31.
Lumumba's offensive play proved significant in helping get the Hornets to their first-ever North Atlantic Conference championship match. A native of the Republic of The Congo, he had the game-winning goal in a 4-1 victory over Maine Maritime Academy in the opening round of the conference playoffs on Tuesday, Oct. 26.
He then went on to score twice, including the game-winner, in a 3-1 upset of top-seeded Castleton in a semifinal match Sunday morning. Lyndon will play Thomas in the NAC Championship on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m.
Joining Lumumba on the NAC weekly honor roll was Lyndon freshman harrier Kenedi Hall, who was named the league's top rookie runner in the period.
The Hartland, Vt. resident earned North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Year honors with an impressive finish in windy, snowy conditions at Sunday's NAC Championship Meet on the campus of Maine Maritime Academy. He completed the course in 27:25.96 to place fourth overall.