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Sandoval Nabs Third MPSF Player of the Week Award
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/24/2012
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Sept. 24, 2012

WOODLAND, Calif. - For the third time in five weeks,  New Mexico senior forward Devon Sandoval has been named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week. The award comes on the heels of the senior's three-goal weekend in the Nike Lobo Invitational. Sandoval also earned the tournament's Offensive MVP award for his play against Fairfield and Northern Illinois.

His scoring output accounted for 60% of the Lobos' goals in the tournament. By weekend's end, the Albuquerque native had recorded his seventh goal of the season. Sandoval now leads the conference in total goals and points with seven goals and two assists. He also is tied for eighth in the nation in total goals. His play against the Stags and Huskies earned him a spot on TopDrawerSoccer.com's National Team of the Week for a second time this season.

Two of his goals last week were what Head Coach Jeremy Fishbein described as "good scrappy goals scored through pure effort, toughness and grit".

Sandoval was the MPSF's Player of the Week in weeks one and two of the season. His first award came after his two-goal, one-assist performance in the Lobos' win over then second-ranked UCLA in Los Angeles.  The Albuquerque native repeated the feat the following week following UNM's play in the Tulsa Invitational.

The men's soccer program returns to action for only one match this week. They will face the conference's newest addition, Houston Baptist University, deep in the heart of Texas. The Huskies will host the Lobos at 6 p.m. (MT) on Saturday, September 29th.

Friday, August 29
7:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
vs. #13 Akron
Friday, September 05
4:30 PM - 
Men's Soccer
at UCLA vs. American University
7:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
vs. UC Riverside
Sunday, September 07
12:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
at UC Riverside vs. American University
6:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
vs. UCLA
Friday, September 12
8:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
at Cal State Northridge
Sunday, September 14
6:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
at San Diego
Friday, September 19
2:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
at Cal State Bakersfield vs. VCU
7:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
vs. Drexel
Sunday, September 21
12:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
at Cal State Bakersfield vs. Drexel
6:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
vs. VCU
Friday, September 26
7:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
at Charlotte
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