ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy men's soccer player Alex Wilson was named the NAAA Athlete of the Week presented by Rolls Royce for his role in helping the Midshipmen to a 1-0-1 record last week. It's the first NAAA Athlete of the Week award for Wilson.
Wilson, a junior forward from Phoenix, Ariz., had a hand in three of Navy's six goals last week, all coming in the 5-0 win over Richmond. He assisted on Navy's first two goals of the game, then scored his second goal of the season in the 22nd minute giving Navy a 3-0 advantage. His two assists and four points were a career high and he tied a Glenn Warner Soccer Facility for assists in a game with the two helpers. Despite missing the season opener against 13th-ranked Old Dominion, Wilson leads the team in points (6), goals (2) and assists (2). Wilson currently ranks fourth in the Patriot League in points (6) but is first in points per game (1.50). His two goals scored ranks tied for fourth and his two assists are third in the Patriot League rankings. In addtion, Wilson is currently tied for 45th nationally in points per game (1.50) and 38th in assists per game (0.50).
Wilson is Navy's current active career leader in assists (7) and he has scored 17 points (5 g, 7 a) in 38 career games, while being just one point shy of his career-high seven points scored as a sophomore a year ago.
The Navy men's soccer team will be in action tonight when it travels to George Mason in Fairfax, Va., for a 7:00 PM kick-off. Navy will return home for its Patriot League opener on Saturday, Sept. 22, against Lafayette, beginning at 8:00 PM.