4 CU soccer players earn weekly honors

From Campbell University Athletics
Posted 10/20/21

Two players from both Campbell soccer teams were recognized by the Big South Conference this week.

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4 CU soccer players earn weekly honors

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BUIES CREEK— Two players from both Campbell soccer teams were recognized by the Big South Conference this week.

Jake Morris has been named league offensive player of the week, while Franck Momo has received the defensive honor.

Morris scored for the fourth straight match Saturday and has 11 points on the season, all against conference foes. He tallied what proved to be the game-winner and added an assist in last Wednesday's 3-1 win over Longwood.  

On Saturday, he scored the game’s only goal in the 61st minute at Winthrop in a battle of the top two teams in the Big South standings.

In league games, Morris tops all Big South players in points and game-winning goals.

Momo provided the primary assist on Campbell’s first two goals against Longwood and helped lead a defense that allowed only one goal over 180 minutes. Campbell held Longwood and Winthrop to a combined two shots on target, eight overall.

The 2020 Big South Defensive Player of the Year, Momo has played in 13 of CU’s 14 matches, starting 12 at right back. In addition to leading a defense that owns the league's lowest goals-against average (1.14), Momo has scored twice this season and ranks third among Big South players with five assists.

The Camels (10-3-1, 5-0-0) travel to UNC Asheville (1-10-0, 0-5-0) Wednesday before hosting USC Upstate on Saturday at 7 p.m.

After leading Campbell to a pair of wins that kept the Lady Camels on top of the Big South, Jessica Donald and Emma Bushee have earned conference weekly awards.

Donald was named Big South Offensive Player of the Week, while Bushee shared defensive player of the week recognition with Radford’s Kennedy Dunnings.

Donald opened the week by scoring on her only shot and providing the assist on Kaleigh Backlund’s game-winner in a 7-1 victory over Gardner-Webb. She then scored on both of her shots – including what proved to be the winner in the 47th minute – and dealt two assists in a 6-1 victory over Saturday at Winthrop.

Bushee not only anchored a Campbell defense that allowed only five total shots on goal and five corner kicks in a pair of Big South wins, but she also scored twice and provided four assists from her defensive midfield role. 

She set a school record with four assists, and scored in the win over Gardner-Webb.  On Saturday, Bushee scored Campbell’s opening goal in the 26th minute of the win at Winthrop.

Bushee ranks sixth in the nation – first in the Big South – in total assists (10). 

Campbell (9-3-2, 7-1-0) can clinch a first-round bye in the Big South Championship with a victory over Charleston Southern at home Wednesday. An additional win Saturday at USC Upstate would give CU the outright league regular-season title.

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