RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University senior Gabe Viana (Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst) was chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Soccer co-Player of the Week and the league's Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 7, the CACC announced on Monday.
Viana, an outside defender, scored his first two goals of the season last week, one late in each game of Felician's 2-0 week. His unassisted 84th-minute goal at Dominican (N.Y.) College on Oct. 3 evened the score of his team's eventual 3-2 overtime victory. In the 85th minute on Oct. 6, he provided the game-winner as the Golden Falcons knocked off No. 17 nationally-ranked Georgian Court University, 2-1.
More information is available at http://caccathletics.org/sports/msoc/2018-19/releases/108POW.
Viana has played in all 11 games for the Golden Falcons this season, starting eight. He owns two goals and one assist. He transferred to Felician after two playing seasons as ASA College of Brooklyn. Viana is a 2014 graduate of Lyndhurst High. He competed for Red Bulls Academy during his later scholastic years.
Viana shared the Player of the Week honor with Concordia (N.Y.) College freshman Marlon Buck.
Also on Monday, Felician freshman forward Carlo Gonzalez (Pompton Lakes, N.J./Pompton Lakes) was chosen for the CACC's Weekly Honor Roll.
Felician (2-8-1, 2-5 CACC) is guided by fifth-year head coach Erik Kotynski of Lyndhurst. Viana, Gonzalez and the Golden Falcons are next in action on Wednesday, when they host Bloomfield College at 8 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.