Freshman midfielder Lemar Baptista (Brockton, Mass. / Cardinal Spellman) of the Becker College men's soccer program was named the New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Week for the week ending Sunday, October 8th, 2017.
Baptista had a great game on Wednesday against Eastern Nazarene in the Hawks' 3-2 overtime victory. The freshman midfielder assisted on Becker's first goal in the 53rd minute to tie the game, then scored the go-ahead goal in the 60th minute to put the hosts up 2-1. Later in overtime, Baptista fed a pass to fellow rookie Colby Koch for the golden goal to give Becker the victory.
Baptista was also named Becker Athlete of the Week for the same period. It is the second straight week the freshman has taken home the Becker AOW.
Men's soccer will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to Worcester State to face the Lancers in a 7:00 p.m. game.