DeSousa Named Sunshine Soccer News Player of the Week
Thursday, October 03, 2013 | by Jason MacBain (@JaBain)

FORT MYERS, Fla. Felipe DeSousa, in addition to being named the Atlantic Sun Men’s Soccer Player of the Week, has been chosen as the Sunshine Soccer News Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 29, after leading the Eagles to a pair of wins to close the non-conference schedule.

DeSousa (Tampa, Fla./Wharton HS) scored the game-winning goal on Friday in a 3-2 win against the University of Pennsylvania and issued the game-winning assist Sunday at Princeton, a game in which the Eagles claimed a 1-0 result.

The Soccer News Net College Player of the Week Awards are selected by the editors of Soccer News Net’s eight regional news web sites. FGCU falls under the jurisdiction of the Sunshine Soccer News.

Against Penn, DeSousa tallied his team-leading fifth goal of the campaign and sixth game-winning strike of his young career at the 99:03 mark after Santiago Echeverri (Kissimmee, Fla./Celebration HS) issued a pass at the top of the box to the Brazil native, who finished his shot low and inside the left post.

The forward’s strike tied him atop the program’s all-time game-winning goals chart with 2011 graduate Christian Raudales. Now with 12 career goals, the sophomore is already tied for second in that category with 2011 grad Scott Harrison, and his 26 points are sixth all-time.

Opposite Princeton, DeSousa flipped a ball over the heads of several Princeton defenders and onto the foot of Will Suedois (Miami Shores, Fla./Florida Virtual School), who gave the Eagles a 1-0 overtime win to complete a perfect 2-0 Northeast roadtrip.

The communications major now currently sits in second place in the A-Sun for points with 11. The A-Sun Player of the Week honor is the second of his career and first this year by an FGCU performer. DeSousa earned his first recognition on Oct. 22 of last year.

FGCU now begins its Atlantic Sun Conference Championship title defense as the Eagles commence league play at the FGCU Soccer Complex. The Green and Blue begin the weekend with a 7 p.m. kickoff against Lipscomb on Friday before entertaining Northern Kentucky in its lone afternoon home match of the season on Sunday at 1.

2013-14 men’s soccer season tickets are now available by visiting the Alico Arena Ticket Office, calling 239-590-7145 or logging on to FGCUAthletics.com/Tickets. Season tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for youth (ages 3-12). Single-game tickets can also be purchased for $6 per adult and $3 for youth. Groups of 10+ can receive a discounted rate of $3 per person. FGCU students and faculty/staff are admitted for free with a valid University ID.