Boston, Mass. - October 24, 2016 - Junior defender Cam Powell (Housatonic, Mass.) and senior forward Luke Alvaro (Chicopee, Mass.) of the Springfield College men's soccer program were recognized for their outstanding play this past week, as they both earned New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Soccer weekly honors, announced by the conference offices on Monday morning.
Powell, a Psychology major at Springfield College, earned NEWMAC Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors, while Alvaro, a General Studies major, was named NEWMAC Men's Soccer Co-Offensive Player of the Week. This marks the fourth time in 2016 that Alvaro has earned a NEWMAC weekly honor.
Powell was phenomenal in a pair of wins for the Pride this past week. In a 6-2 win over Suffolk, Powell posted an assist on the game-winning strike from Brad Deckel (Lansdale, Pa.), before coming back on Saturday and finding the back of the net with 8:21 remaining to help Springfield College past MIT, 1-0. Powell currently has seven goals on the year, tied for fourth in the conference.
In the 6-2 win over Suffolk, Alvaro broke the Springfield College Division III program record for goals in a season, as he opened the second half with goals just 54 seconds apart for his 17th and 18th goals of the year. Alvaro also posted an assist in the game, finishing with five points.
The Pride will hit the road this week and take on Fitchburg State on Tuesday, October 25 at 7 p.m. before heading to Coast Guard on Saturday, October 29 for its regular-season finale.