MCAC Soccer: Athletes-of-the-Week

MCAC Soccer: Athletes-of-the-Week

Winona, MN-

The 2019 soccer season in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference has produced the Week Nine MCAC Athletes-of-the-Week; Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Rochester Community & Technical College have athletes honored for recent performances.   

Adidas, the United States Marine Corps and Nicklasson Athletic Company  sponsor the MCAC Athlete-of-the-Week awards, and proudly honor the following student-athletes for their performances this past week on behalf of their teams. 

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Nils Gulbranson




The PerformanceAnoka-Ramsey claimed the Region XIII Championship, thanks in large part to sophomore striker Nils Gulbranson.  The Golden Ram scored with only two minutes remaining in regulation to tie Riverland at 2-2 and force extra time.  Then -  with two minutes to play in the second overtime period - Gulbranson scored the OT game winner for ARCC to clinch the hardware... he also had a goal in the ARCC 7-0 win over St. Scholastica's JV team earlier in the week.




Fatima Sanchez Hernandez 



Wilmington, CA


The Performance: In the Region XIII women's soccer championship vs  Anoka-Ramsey, Fatima Sanchez Hernandez turned in 14-save performance to keep RCTC in the match.  RCTC defeated MnWest earlier in the week, with Sanchez-Hernandez earning the shutout.  Rochester concludes their season at 7-6-2 overall.  The RCTC goalkeeper played almost 1400 minutes in goal for the Yellowjackets, posting a 1.23 GAA and making 146 saves.                                  

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, as well as select member colleges in North Dakota and Wisconsin.  The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions.  The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.

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