Trinity have yet again managed a sweep of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) men’s player of the week awards announced on Monday. Brent Mandlekorn claimed the offensive player of the week award while Laurence Wyke claimed the defensive player of the week.
It was a strong week from Mandlekorn who managed to score twice and provide two assists through two matches. His first assist came on Friday night against Southwestern when he provided an assist on Daniel Ruano’s goal, the third of the match.
Mandlekorn’s three other contributions came in the match against TLU, where he scored both the first and last goal of the match. The first goal was the better of the two heading home after a volley across the face, before he set up a similar goal for the second of the match for Guy Harris.
The defensive award was won by Wyke who was a part of the Tigers defensive line, which pushed on to further their clean sheet streak. Trinity have gone through their last six matches without a goal as they have maintained strong defense.
Wyke also proved useful in the match offensively, which is often what sets apart a Trinity defender to win the award over his team mates. Wyke had the game winner against Southwestern with a penalty kick to open the scoring.
In the match against Texas Luthern Wyke added to his strong offensive weekend with an assist after his cross to Brent Mandlekorn gave him an assist on Guy Harris’ goal. Wyke also continued his strong defensive performances and continued to avoid a card through the season so far.