Andres Ruiz and Ria Acton were named South Atlantic Conference Soccer Players of the Week announce by the South Atlantic Conference Wednesday morning.
Ruiz, a senior from Bogota, Colombia, recorded his first career hat trick as the No. 24 Bears remained undefeated with a 4-0 win over Catawba last week. Ruiz scored a hat trick in a span of 5 minutes. LR Men’ Soccer has now won back-to-back offensive player of the week awards.
Acton, a sophomore from Leicester, England, led the Bears to three wins last week by scoring three goals, including two game-winners. She scored the game-winner for No. 23 Lenoir-Rhyne in a 1-0 victory over Catawba and then netted two goals in a 2-1 win over Tusculum. For the week she earned six points on seven shots.