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Former US Youth Soccer ODP Region I player earns NSCAA National Player of the Week honors

November 11, 2009 09:00 PM
Providence College junior midfielder Matt Marcin was named NSCAA Men's player of the week for Nov. 9, scoring game-winning goals against Villanova and Connecticut to lead the Friars to the Big East Conference Tournament semifinals last week. Marcin was a member of the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Region I team and played club soccer for FC Delco Crunch, helping them to the US Youth Soccer Region I Championship and an appearance at the 2006 US Youth Soccer National Championships.

Matt Marcin, MF, Jr., Providence (Wilmington, Del.)

Marcin was pivotal in advancing Providence to the Big East Championship semifinals this weekend as he notched both game-winning goals in victories over Villanova, the No. 4 seed in the Big East Red Division, and Connecticut, the top seed in the Big East Blue Division, last week. The junior midfielder netted the game-winner from 35 yards out with less than three minutes left in regulation to lift the Friars over Villanova 2:1 in a Big East Championship first-round road game on Nov. 4. Against the No. 8 Huskies on Nov. 7, Marcin scored the golden goal with 2:06 left in the first overtime period. He received a cross and used his left foot to net the shot to the far post in the 1-0 Big East Championship quarterfinal win.



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