TAMPA, Fla. – North Texas SC forward Ronaldo Damus has been named the USL League One Player of the Week for Week 12 of the league’s inaugural 2019 season.
Damus earned the honor after recording a hat trick inside the opening half-hour of North Texas’ contest with Toronto FC II last Wednesday afternoon. His three-goal performance was the second hat trick in League One’s history after his teammate Ricardo Pepi’s on March 31 against Chattanooga Red Wolves SC.
GK – Alex Mangels, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Mangels recorded a four-save shutout as the Red Wolves claimed victory on the road against the Richmond Kickers on Saturday night.
D – Kyle Venter, FC Tucson: The veteran center back had two goals, recorded six interceptions and eight recoveries, completed 90 of 112 passes and won 14 of 17 duels across a pair of outings during the week.
D – Conner Antley, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Antley recorded 10 recoveries and two interceptions defensively and had three key passes while completing 40 of 49 passes overall in possession.
D – Cole Seiler, Greenville Triumph SC: Seiler scored the equalizer as Greenville earned a 1-1 draw with Lansing Ignite FC while completing 60 of 72 passes and winning 6 of 8 duels defensively.
M – Matthew Srbely, Toronto FC II: Srbely completed 28 of 30 passes, a 93-percent accuracy rate, scored one goal and had three key passes in leading TFC II’s comeback against North Texas last Wednesday afternoon.
M – Nils Vinyals, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Vinyals recorded three key passes, completed 34 of 37 passes overall and 7 of 7 dribbles while also winning 12 of 19 duels in a busy display in Tormenta FC’s win against Orlando.
M – Amirgy Pineda, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Pineda had one goal and one assist and completed 37 of 44 passes overall to help lead the Red Wolves to a road victory against the Richmond Kickers.
M – Arturo Rodriguez, North Texas SC: Rodriguez recorded one assist and two key passes while completing 31 of 36 passes overall and recording 13 recoveries in NTSC’s 3-3 draw with Toronto FC II.
F – Sito Seoane, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Seoane had a goal and assist after coming on with 30 minutes remaining to push the Red Wolves to victory on the road against the Richmond Kickers.
F – Ronaldo Damus, North Texas SC: Damus recorded a first-half hat trick and won 12 of 21 duels while completing four dribbles and 9 of 13 passes in NTSC’s midweek draw against Toronto FC II.
F – Paulo Jr., Forward Madison FC: The Brazilian scored the fastest goal in the league this season after 45 seconds and added an assist and four key passes while completing 24 of 29 passes overall in Madison’s win against Tucson.