Cisse, Clark Named Players of the Week

Ben Clark, Haverford
Ben Clark, Haverford
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
 
Ben Clark, Haverford
Senior, Center Back
Northfield, NJ / Saint Augustine Prep / @StAugustinePrep / @HermitAthletics

Ben Clark has been named the Centennial Conference's Defensive Player of the Week following the Fords' 2-0 shutout victory over Gettysburg on Sunday. A senior captain, Clark anchored the Fords' defense as it held Gettysburg scoreless for just the third time in 28 career meetings with the Bullets.

During Haverford's only match this week, Clark was part of a defensive unit that limited the Bullets to just five total shots. He was also instrumental in successfully clearing out six Gettysburg corner kick attempts as the Bullets got just one shot off during those balls played into the box. Gettysburg came into this weekend's Centennial Conference meeting averaging just under 16 shots per game. Haverford's victory handed Gettysburg its first conference defeat of the season.

Clark has been a starter during each of his four seasons with the Fords, making 52 appearances and 47 starts in his career to date. A second-team All-Centennial Conference defender a season ago, Haverford's defense has recorded a shutout in 22 of the 47 matches Clark has been a member of the starting XI.

 
 
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
 
Frederick Cisse, Dickinson
Freshman, F/M
New Haven, CT / Pomfret School / @PomfretSchool / @PomfretSoccer

Dickinson first-year Frederick Cisse (New Haven, Conn./Pomfret School) was named the Centennial Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.

Cisse recorded a natural hat-trick on Saturday as the Red Devils posted a 5-1 victory at Ursinus. Cisse tallied the game-winning goal in the fifth minute of the match and scored back-to-back goals to open the second half. He scored his second of the game on a beautiful back heel flick into the net.