Merritt Mathias Earns Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

Former BUSA '90 player Merritt Mathias Earns Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

Oct. 19, 2010 

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M forward Merritt Mathias was named the Big 12 Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday.

Mathias footed both game-winning goals for the Aggies in their defeat of Iowa State, 1-0 in overtime, and Missouri, 4-2, extending the team’s winning streak to six matches. Accumulating seven points on the weekend, the junior transfer had 12 shots, six on frame, and one assist on the way to scoring three goals for the Aggies.

Mathias is ranked third in the league in shots (69) and shots per game (4.31). The Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honor is the first of her career and her second conference award of the season.

Mathias and the sixth-ranked Aggies return home for a pair of games this weekend. A&M faces Oklahoma on Senior Night Friday at 7:30 p.m. followed by a match against No. 5 Oklahoma State at 1:30 p.m. Sunday