Macon, Ga. – USC Upstate freshman forward Gordon Wild was named the A-Sun Player of the Week for the fourth time this season Monday afternoon following his performance last week as the Spartans opened their conference season, it was announced by the league.
Wild becomes the second men’s soccer player in league history, and first since 1995, to be named A-Sun Player of the Week four times in a season. He previously received the weekly award three consecutive times from Sept. 8-21.
The Steimel, Germany native netted a pair of goals and dished out one assist on Saturday as Upstate recorded its first conference win of the season with a 3-1 victory at Jacksonville. Wild scored his nation-leading 13th and 14th goals of the season and also took over the top spot nationally in points. He scored the game’s first goal in the 2nd minute and would seal the Spartan victory with his second goal in the 88th minute. Wild collected his first assist of the season in the 53rd minute leading to a goal by teammate Heiko Allmendinger.
Wild currently leads the A-Sun in goals, points, shots and shots on goal. He also leads the nation in goals, goals per game, points, points per game and shots on goal per game.
Upstate is back in action Friday, Oct. 16 when it travels to Boone, N.C. to face Appalachian State at 7 p.m.