Blake Frischknecht Named PDL Player of the Week
Black Frischknecht of the BYU Cougars has been named PDL Player of the Week after leading his side to 3-0 win versus FC Tuscon over the weekend. Frischknecht is joined by teammate Brenden Ottman who recorded nine saves in two matches to be named to the PDL Team of the Week.
PDL Soccer News: BYU Cougars forward Blake Frischknecht has received Premier Development League (PDL) Player of the Week honors after recording two goals in his club’s 3-0 victory against FC Tucson on Friday.
Team of the Week
GK – Brenden Ottman, BYU Cougars: Ottman recorded nine saves in two matches against FC Tucson, securing a shutout in the team’s season opener on Friday.
D – Rafael Santana, FC Golden State Force: Santana helped the Force record back-to-back shutout victories – a 4-0 home win over San Francisco City FC on Friday and a 6-0 victory on the road against the Orange County SC U23 on Sunday.
D – Sergi Nus, Fresno Fuego: The University of Virginia product played all 90 minutes at center back for the Fuego in the PDL Game of the Week on Saturday, playing a pivotal role in helping his club earn a shutout against Burlingame Dragons FC.
D – Ben Brewster, San Francisco City FC: Brewster helped San Francisco City FC earn its first victory of the season against the Ventura County Fusion on Sunday, recording a goal while helping his side get the clean sheet.
M – Leonardo Nogueira, FC Golden State Force: Nogueira scored two goals in the FC Golden State Force’s 4-0 victory against San Francisco City FC on Friday.
M – Kyle Jones, Calgary Foothills FC: Jones netted three goals in Week 1 of the PDL, scoring two in Calgary Foothills FC’s come-from-behind 4-3 victory against the TSS FC Rovers on Friday and one in the club’s 2-0 win versus the Rovers on Sunday.
M – Shinya Omata, San Diego Zest FC: Omata recorded the game-winning assist for San Diego Zest FC and created multiple opportunities against the Southern California Surf on Saturday.
F – Ajeej Sarkaria, Calgary Foothills FC: The University of Alberta standout scored one goal in Calgary Foothills FC’s 4-3 comeback victory against the TSS FC Rovers on Friday and netted another goal in his side’s 2-0 win against the Rovers on Sunday.
F – Blake Frischknecht, BYU Cougars: Frischknecht led the BYU Cougars to an impressive 3-0 win against FC Tucson in Arizona, scoring the first and second goals in the match.
F – Jose Cuevas, Fresno Fuego: Cuevas netted the first and second goals in the PDL Game of the Week, leading the Fresno Fuego to a 4-0 win against Burlingame Dragons FC.
Honorable Mentions: F – Patrick McGrath, San Diego Zest FC; F – Dominic Oduro, FC Golden State Force; F – Cameron McLaughlin, BYU Cougars; GK – Jose Miranda, FC Golden State Force