LAKELAND, Fla.— Freshman Carlos Curado and fifth-year senior Jake Van Der Luit sweep The Sun Conference Player of the Week honors after a six goal week from Van Der Luit and 135 minutes of scoreless soccer from Curado.
Van Der Luit netted five goals in a 9-2 victory away from home on Thursday at Talladega College, and followed that up by scoring the first goal of the game in a 3-0 win at home Saturday against Brewton-Parker College. These goals put his season total at 10, and his career total at 45. This is the first time this season Van Der Luit takes home the award, and third time in his career.
Freshman Curado didn’t allow a goal this week in his playing time, following up his second half shutout against Talladega with a 90 minute shutout against Brewton-Parker, while recording three saves. Curado hasn’t allowed a goal since the first half against Montreat on 9/2. This is the first time Curado has received this honor.
The No. 18 Fire are currently 5-0-1 and open conference play on September 25 at home when they take on Webber International University.