KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Young Harris College's Mikie Rowe has been named the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II Men's Player of the Week ending Sept. 9.
This is the fourth time that a Mountain Lion player has earned the weekly award. Ilija Ilic was twice recognized in 2014, while Niall McCabe was honored during the 2013 campaign.
Rowe claimed his second consecutively Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week honor after scoring five goals in two matches last week for the Mountain Lions, who moved up a spot to No. 4 in the latest United Soccer Coaches Top 25 poll. The senior forward from Wexford, Ireland, opened up with two goals in a 4-0 win over Tusculum University. He then had the first hat trick in the PBC this season in a 4-2 win over Lincoln Memorial University. Rowe collected the game-winning goal in both contests and leads the PBC with eight goals and 18 points on the year.
Rowe becomes the seventh PBC men's soccer player to be named the National Player of the Week and the third from Young Harris.
The Mountain Lions, who are 4-0-0, will travel to Cleveland, Tennessee, for a 7 p.m. match Tuesday (Sept. 11) against Lee University.