DeLand, Fla. - Stetson junior midfielder Kai Eckenrode (Springfield, Va.) continued to rake in the national acclaim on Tuesday, garnering a place on the College Soccer 360 National Team of the Week to go along with his Monday honors of College Soccer News National Team of the Week and Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week.
Eckenrode scored three goals in Stetson's 2-0-1 week to conclude October, drawing the Hatters level with an 85th minute goal in Tuesday's 1-1 tie with #9 UCF and then scoring twice Sunday night at A-Sun rival Jacksonville, including the 94th minute overtime golden goal that beat the Dolphins 4-3 and vaulted the Hatters directly into the A-Sun tournament semifinals with a first round bye.
With four goals and five assists on the year, he ranks third on the Hatters in points (13), an impressive feat for a Stetson offense that ranks tied for 15th in the nation with 33 goals scored on the year in 17 matches. The Hatters ran through the month of October without a loss and are unbeaten in their last eight matches.
The Hatters (9-5-3, 6-1-1 A-Sun) close out the regular season at 7:00 pm Saturday against Nebraska-Omaha at the Stetson Soccer Complex. The match will be Senior Night for upperclassmen Ryan Asare-Bediako (Tampa, Fla.), Dan Billman (Troy, Mo.), Gonzalo de Mujica (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Matt Delisle (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), Joakim Helland (Bergen, Norway), Stephan Ledain (Mississauga, Ont.). Live Stats and Hatter Vision will be available at GoHatters.com.
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