After the first week of play in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC), OLLU has swept all four weekly awards after dominating this weekend of play. Both the men’s and women’s offensive and defensive player of the week awards went to OLLU players after a strong start to the season.
Marco Perales won the men’s offensive player of the week after a strong performance to open the season when he managed two goals and an assist in the season opener on Friday. That puts him level for the conference goal lead with team-mate Oscar Cordova, but his assist pushed him over the edge.
The men’s RRAC defensive player of the week award went to Jared Poling, who was crucial in defense for OLLU. Texas A & M Texarkana managed only one shot through their match with the Saints with Poling a vital defender.
That Brooke Cousins won the women’s offensive player of the week was no surprise after her stellar offensive performance on Sunday. Cousins broke an OLLU record when she scored five goals in the 11-0 win over Bacone, scoring four goals in a row as part of that run.
Maggie Miller captained OLLU in their two matches this weekend marshalling the defensive line at the Border Cup tournament at Texas A&M Texarkana. Her efforts gave OLLU the win in that tournament as they easily restricted their opponents, keeping them scoreless, and almost shotless throughout that weekend.