Richie Laryea, of the Zips’ men’s soccer team was just selected by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week. This is the sophomore’s first league award and it marks the second week in a row that a member of the Zips has been honored (Adam Najem last week).
Laryea, a native of Toronto, Ontario, had two goals and an assist in Akron’s 3-2 win on September 7, and collected a pair of assists, including on the game winning goal by Sam Gainford, in Friday night’s come from behind victory against Saint Louis.
For the season, Laryea leads the Zips in assists (3) and game-winning goals (1), while ranking second in points (7) and shots on goal (6) and third in goals (2) and shots (10).
Laryea and his teammates look to extend their 3-game winning streak this Wednesday evening against The Ohio State Buckeyes at FirstEnergy Stadium–Cub Cadet Field. Kickoff is slated for 7 pm.