SMU soccer receives recognition

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Men’s Soccer

Two Mustangs from the men’s soccer team have been selected as all-league performers.

Stanton Garcia and Mauro Cichero were chased after their contributions to the Mustangs 4-2 victory over Tulsa last week.

Garcia was named the league offensive player of the week after scoring the match tying goal and he also assisted on the final tally of the game.

Garcia was also named The American Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.

It was Cichero who scored the match shot in the 58th minute marking his first career goal.

The mustangs look to step out of conference play tomorrow to host Northern Illinois at Westcott field.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Women’s Soccer

And in women’s soccer Claire Oates was named the American Athletic Conference’s Rookie of the Week and she also was named the conference’s Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.

Oates is only a freshman and tallied a hat trick in SMU’s 3-2 conference opener victory against Houston. Her goals were all three scored within the first 11 minutes of the game.

After Houston SMU then faced BYU where Oates played the full 90 minutes in both matches.

Oates has Oates’ five goals this season which leads the Mustangs and is puts her fifth in the conference.

The Mustangs head to Florida for conference matches against UCF and USF. SMU takes on UCF on Friday at 6 p.m. CT and then head to USF on Sunday for an 11 a.m. CT kickoff.

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