Felician's Duffort Named CACC Rookie Of The Week

Diego Duffort named Rookie of the Week

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University freshman Diego Duffort (Madrid, Spain/Colegio San Patricio) has been selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Soccer Rookie of the Week for the period ending Oct. 6, the CACC announced on Monday.

Duffort, a 6-foot-1, 160-pound forward, notched Felician's only goal of last week. He scored during the second half of the Golden Falcons' 2-1 CACC road loss to first-place Concordia (N.Y.) College in Bronxville, N.Y. It was Duffort's second goal of the year.

More information is available at https://www.cacc.athletics.org.      

Duffort has started seven games for the Golden Falcons this season. A 2019 graduate of Colegio San Patricio in Madrid, Spain, he has played for the Read Madrid youth academy since age 13.

Duffort is the second consecutive Felician men's soccer player to be named CACC Men's Soccer Rookie of the Week. Golden Falcon goalkeeper Alex Ficarra (Phillipsburg, N.J./Notre Dame-Green Pond [Pa.]) earned last week's honor.

Felician (2-6, 1-3 CACC) is guided by sixth-year head coach Erik Kotynski of Lyndhurst. Ficarra, Yang and the Golden Falcons are next in action tonight at 7, when they face Bloomfield College at Foley Field in Bloomfield.


Felician University engages more than 2,400 undergraduate, graduate, and adult students through programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, Nursing, and Education. Universal Franciscan values of respect, social justice, and compassion form an inclusive foundation for transforming the lives of tomorrow's leaders. Felician University was ranked 3rd-best return on investment for private colleges in New Jersey in 2018 by the PayScale.com College ROI Report and is ranked the No. 1 safest college campus in the state by niche.com. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level. To learn more about Felician University please visit www.felician.edu.