Greenwood, Ind. – Continuing a superlative season, Transylvania men's soccer senior forward Riley Calhoon has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
Calhoon, a senior from Lexington, Kentucky (Dunbar HS) played the role of offensive hero in both of Transylvania's wins last week as the Pioneers maintained their first-place position in the HCAC table.
In a 5-0 victory against Franklin on October 18, Calhoon recorded his second hat-trick of the season for Transylvania, notching two goals in the first 18 minutes of play and his third early in the second half.
There was just one goal levied in Transylvania's 1-0 victory at Franklin last Saturday, which also came from Calhoon as a golden goal. With the game between the Pioneers and Grizzlies scoreless after 90 minutes of play, Calhoon delivered a dramatic overtime score in the 98th minute to lift Transylvania to its 13th win of the season.
Following last week's clutch performances, Calhoon now leads the HCAC in goals (13), points (27), shots (59), and five game-winning goals.
The award is the second player of the week award collected by Calhoon this season and the sixth player of the week award won by a Transylvania men's soccer player in 2017.
Calhoon and the Pioneers next return to the pitch on Wednesday, October 23 as they play host to the Earlham College Quakers at Pat Deacon Stadium. The Quakers and Pioneers match up at 7:00 p.m.
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