Men's Soccer Sweeps Conference USA Player of the Week Honors
CHICAGO – Following a pair of 1-0 wins last week over Northern Illinois and Louisville, the DePaul men's soccer team swept Conference USA's weekly honors. Midfielder Luke Rojo was named the Co-Offensive Player of the Week while goalkeeper Jeff Klitzke picked up Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Rojo assisted the only goal of the match in Wednesday's win over the Huskies. He found Edwin Arreola with three minutes left in regulation for the game-winner. The junior scored the game-winner on Saturday against Louisville with a penalty kick in the 81st minute. His goal moved him into a tie for 14th on DePaul's all-time scoring list with 33 points. This marks the first time this season that a DePaul player has won the honor and the second time in Rojo's career.
Klitzke recorded a pair of shutouts in the two victories last week. In the two matches the senior made a total of five saves while recording his third straight shutout. For the season, the senior owns a 1.29 goals against average. His honor is the first time since Jeromie Johnson was named C-USA's Defensive Player of the Week in October 1997.
The Blue Demons play host to the seventh-ranked Saint Louis Billikens on Wednesday. DePaul holds a three-match winning streak and has won nine of their last 11 matches at Wish Field. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.