October 22, 2012
MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Notre Dame's Ryan Finley honored for third time this season
Notre Dame senior forward Ryan Finley has been named the Chicagoland Soccer News Men's College Player of the Week for the week ending October 21.
Finley scored all three goals as Notre Dame celebrated Senior Day on Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 win over Providence. This is his third selection as the Chicagoland Soccer News Player of the Week this season.
After more than an hour of scoreless soccer, the Fighting Irish broke through in the 70th minute when Max Lachowecki crossed the ball into Finley and he headed it home from inside the six-yard box. The second tally came less than four minutes later when senior midfielder Dillon Powers fired a cross from near the left endline and Finley blasted the ball into the left side of the netting.
Notre Dame forward Harrison Shipp was tripped up in the box in the 80th minute, resulting in a penalty kick. Finley buried the try to complete his hat trick, which was the fourth of his career and his first since joining the Irish last season after transferring from Duke. Finley has a team-high 14 goals this season, and a team-best four multiple-goal games this season.
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Chicagoland Soccer News Men's College Player of the Week
Week ending August 26: Eriq Zavaleta, Indiana Hoosiers
Week ending September 2: Ryan Finley, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Week ending September 9: Joey Calistri, Northwestern Wildcats
Week ending September 16: Azel Sjoberg, Marquette Golden Eagles
Week ending September 23: Luis Soffner, Indiana Hoosiers
Week ending September 30: Goran Ikic, UIC Flames
Week ending October 7: Ryan Finley, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Week ending October 14: Slobodan Aleksov, UIC Flames
Week ending October 21: Ryan Finley, Notre Dame Fighting Irish