Aug. 29, 2012
Florida Atlantic University has named two first-year soccer players as this week’s FAU “Student-Athletes of the Week.”
Freshman midfielder Claire Emslie earned Embassy Suites Classic All-Tournament team honors after scoring a goal and adding an assist in FAU’s 2-1 win over Wisconsin-Green Bay. The win over the Phoenix marked the first victory for the Owls. The women’s soccer team is participating in UNLV’s Lady Rebel Classic this weekend in Las Vegas.
Freshman forward Roberto Rivera made the most of his FAU debut, scoring the Owls' first goal of the season in the team's opener on August 24 against UCF. The native of Delray Beach came off the bench to tie the score with a goal in the 59th minute, off an assist from teammate Timothy Merrigan. Men's soccer is on the road this weekend, with matches Friday against Jacksonville and Sunday against North Florida.