Diego Uquillas Named First NECC Men's Soccer Player, Rookie of the Week

diego uquillas leads for the ball; he was named the necc men's soccer player and rookie of the week

ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Southern Vermont College freshman keeper Diego Uquillas (Erie, Pa.) has been named the New England Collegiate Conference Men's Soccer Player and Rookie of the Week for the period ending September 2, 2018 as announced by the league on Tuesday.

The Mountaineer picks up the Conference's first weekly awards of the year after making his collegiate debut between the pipes over the weekend at the season-opening Salem State University Tournament.

In a Friday night match against the hosting Vikings, the defending Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference champions, Uquillas posted eight saves and helped keep his team close while nearing forcing overtime. He then followed with four saves on Saturday to put up a .750 save percentage for the weekend.

Uquillas and the Mountaineers are back in action on Wednesday when they visit Yeshiva University for an 8 p.m. start.