Oct. 9, 2007
University of New Mexico's Chris Wright has been named the Brine Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Men's Soccer Player of the Week after netting three goals in two games over the weekend. Wright, a junior from Fair Oaks, Calif., scored the only goal in a 1-1 tie against Denver and struck twice in a 6-0 win over Air Force. It is the second career MPSF Player of the Week honor for Wright.
Wright, a 6-5 forward, currently leads the MPSF in scoring with 15 points on seven goals and an assist. His seven goals on the season are also tops in the league. He has scored a goal in five consecutive games, with six goals in that stretch. His 15 points already match his total from last year while his seven goals are one more that the six he tallied in 2006.
Wright is the third Lobo to be named the MPSF Player of the Week this season. Senior Diego Barrera earned the recognition in the third week while fellow senior Mike Graczyk took home the honor in the fourth week.
The Lobos are currently in a first place tie with Denver (5-3-1) in the MPSF race at 1-0-1 in league play. UNM has a 6-3-1 mark overall and will travel to San Jose State (6-4-0, 1-0-0 MPSF) and Sacramento State (1-8-1, 0-1-0 MPSF) this weekend.