RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University freshman Carlo Gonzalez (Pompton Lakes, N.J./Pompton Lakes) was chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Soccer Rookie of the Week for the period ending Sept. 3, the CACC announced on Tuesday. Gonzalez's honor came as part of the first set of CACC Weekly awards handed out for soccer this season.
The CACC's first reporting period covered all games from the beginning of the season through Labor Day. Despite Felician's 0-2-1 performance in those contests, Gonzalez registered a goal and an assist. His first career point came on an assist in a season-opening loss at New York Institute of Technology on Aug. 30. Gonzalez notched a go-ahead goal in an eventual 3-3 home draw with Queens (N.Y.) College on Monday.
More information is available at www.caccathletics.org/sports/msoc/2018-19/releases/94POW.
Also on Tuesday, Felician senior midfielder Niko Iloski (Garfield, N.J./Garfield) was chosen to the CACC Weekly Honor Roll. Additionally, Golden Falcon junior women's volleyball middle blocker Jazlyn Pipkins (Paris, Texas/Paris), men's cross-country junior Jake Thoden (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough) and sophomore Jillian O'Brien (Bogota, N.J./Bogota) and freshman Shayla Morales (North Bergen, N.J./North Bergen) of women's cross-country were selected for the CACC Weekly Honor Roll in their sports.
Felician men's soccer (0-2-1, 0-0 CACC) is guided by fifth-year head coach Erik Kotynski of Lyndhurst. Gonzalez, Iloski and the Golden Falcons are next in action on Wednesday, when they host Lock Haven University at 6:30 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Recreation Complex.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,400 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.