Catania of Rutgers-Newark, Chesney of MSU, Vizcaino of NJCU Win NJAC Men’s Football Weekly Honors

Catania of Rutgers-Newark, Chesney of MSU, Vizcaino of NJCU Win NJAC Men’s Football Weekly Honors

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PITMAN, NJ — The New Jersey Athletic Conference has announced its weekly men’s football honors for the week ending September 18.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
FRANCO CATANIA • Rutgers-Newark
Senior • Striker • Elmwood Park, NJ/Elmwood Park

Catania has added another NJAC Offensive Player of the Week award, his second in the first three weeks of the 2022 season. He recorded three goals in two games last week, bringing his season tally to seven. On Wednesday, Catania scored twice against Marywood in a 4-0 win before converting a penalty against NYU in a 4-2 loss. He remains the Scarlet Raiders’ catalyst offensively this season, picking up where they left off. last year. Their seven goals lead NJAC, three more than the next closest and their 15 points are five more than the 2nd place.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
IAN CHESNEY • Montclair State University
Sophomore • Back • Oakland, NJ/Ramapo

Chesney retains the NJAC Defensive Player of the Week honor with the Red Hawks, earning his second and third MSU in just three weeks of the 2022 season. Chesney anchored a backline Red Hawk who posted another shutout and yielded just one goal. in 180 minutes. They held off Moravian with just five shots in total and none on goal in a 3-0 win. Chesney also contributed the third goal in that victory, his second of the season. Chesney and the MSU defense also kept Vassar off-balance, forcing eight shots to the side as the opposition hit just five of their 13 goal attempts as the Red Hawks won 2-1. Chesney consolidated an MSU defense that allowed just three goals in seven games with four shutouts as they are now 4-0-3 overall.

Rookie of the Week
JUAN VIZCAINO • University of the City of New Jersey
Freshman • Striker • Clifton, NJ/Clifton

Vizcaino wins NJAC Rookie of the Week for the first time in his young career. Starting all five games to start the season, Vizcaino broke through in the only game of NJCU men’s football this week. The rookie striker played 61 minutes and scored the first two goals of his college career on Monday night, September 12, as the Gothic Knights thrashed Sarah Lawrence College 4-0 on the road in Yonkers. Vizcaino and the Gothic Knights started with 5-0 and overcame their opponents 14-1.

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