TAMPA, Fla. – The Premier Development League has voted Jersey Express midfielder Harry Pearse Player of the Week after scoring two goals and providing four assists in two games during Week 8 of the 2017 regular season.
Pearse, who plays for Long Island University Post (LIU Post), provided three assists in a 5-0 win against FA Euro New York on June 21. The Express midfielder then scored two goals and recorded one assist in a 5-3 victory against Lehigh Valley United on Sunday.
GK – Agustin Rey, Fresno Fuego: Rey recorded two shutouts during Week 8, making four saves in Friday’s win against the Orange County SC U23 and three saves in Sunday’s victory against the Southern California Surf.
D – Gabriel Torres, The Villages SC: Torres provided an assist and helped The Villages SC record a shutout against Palm Beach Suns FC on June 21. He then recorded one goal and one assist in Saturday’s 5-1 win against the South Florida Surf.
D – Marcello Borges – New York Red Bulls U23: The University of Michigan talent helped the Red Bulls U23 earn a 3-1 home win on June 21 and then recorded one goal and two assists in a 10-1 road win against Evergreen FC on Saturday.
D – Dylan Hundelt, St. Louis Lions: Hundelt scored the game-winning goal for the Lions in their shutout against the Saint Louis FC U23 on June 21.
M – Aaron Molloy, Reading United AC: Molloy, set to play for Penn State University this fall, scored two goals to lead Reading United to a 3-0 victory at Don Thomas Stadium.
M – Harry Pearse, Jersey Express: The LIU Post standout scored two goals and recorded four assists in Week 8, helping the Express earn two wins in the Mid Atlantic Division.
M – Nils Bruening, Tobacco Road FC: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill talent scored a hat trick to lead Tobacco Road to a 4-2 win against Wilmington Hammerheads FC on Saturday.
M – Ryan Sierakowski, Chicago FC United: The Michigan State University standout scored Chicago FC United’s only goal in a 1-1 tie against the Des Moines Menace on June 20. Sierakowski then netted the game-winner in a 1-0 result against the Menace on Saturday.
F – Elochukwu Ozumba, Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C.: The Northwestern University talent scored a hat trick to lead Cavalry F.C. to a 4-0 victory against Houston FC on Thursday. He then scored the team’s first goal in a 3-3 tie against Texas United on Saturday.
F – Dominic Russo, Calgary Foothills FC: Russo, who was named to the PDL All-League Team in 2016, scored the first goal in Foothills FC’s 2-1 win against the Sounders FC U23 on Friday. The University of Calgary talent then netted the game-winner in a 1-0 win against the Sounders U23 on Sunday.
F – Harry Swartz, FC Boston: The Northeastern University forward scored a brace to lead FC Boston to a 3-1 victory against AC Connecticut on June 21. Swartz then netted the game-winning goal in a 2-1 contest against the Westchester Flames on June 24.
Honorable Mentions: D – Manny Padilla, San Francisco City; D – Christopher Clark, Jersey Express; F – Matthieu Le Roux, The Villages SC; M – Alan Rivera, Texas United; M – Todd Fidler – Peachtree City MOBA; M – Angelo Kelly, Mississippi Brilla FC; F – Tobenna Uzo, Myrtle Beach Mutiny; F – Benji Michel, Portland Timbers U23; GK – Daniel Christiansen, Southern California Seahorses; F – Brandon Swartzendruber, Thunder Bay Chill; M – Jose Cuevas, Fresno Fuego; F– Leonardo Paiva, Seacoast United Phantoms; F – Danny Musovski, FC Tucson; F – Vadim Cojocov, St. Louis Lions; M – Matteo Pollsi, TSS FC Rovers