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Michigan's Uzoigwe Earns Weekly Honors
Bucks forward scored twice, now PDL’s all-time leading scorer

USL News Release

Thursday, June 2, 2011

TAMPA, Fla. – United Soccer Leagues today announced the USL Premier Development League Team of the Week for Week 5 of the season, honoring Michigan Bucks forward Kenny Uzoigwe after he became the leading scorer in league history with a pair of goals against the Indiana Invaders on Saturday night.

Uzoigwe notched career goals No. 77 and 78 against the Invaders as the Bucks took a 4-0 victory. The forward, who has twice been named to the PDL All-League team, overtook former Des Moines Menace standout Tomas Boltnar at the top of the scoring charts.

Westchester’s Jake Keegan also had an outstanding weekend as he earned his berth on the Team of the Week with a four-goal performance against the Brooklyn Knights that helped his side to a 5-4 victory. Joining Keegan as the third forward on the team is the Carolina Dynamo’s Hakan Ilhan, whose two goals helped his side not only achieve a 3-0 victory against the Virginia Beach Piranhas but also lock up a berth in the U.S. Open Cup.

Other players selected this week that will likely see Open Cup action include the Central Florida Kraze’s Matt McFarland, who had a pair of assists as his side defeated IMG Bradenton 3-0, and the Ventura County Fusion’s Daniel Barrera, who had a goal and an assist in his side’s 4-0 victory against the Southern California Seahorses.

Finally, the Vermont Voltage’s Harry Lockwood was selected as the goalkeeper for the Team of the Week after recording 19 saves over two shutouts that allowed the Voltage to earn their first points of the season.

 

USL Premier Development League Team of the Week

Pos

Player 

Team

Highlights

GK

Harry Lockwood

Vermont

Posted two shutouts, recording 19 saves for the Voltage

D

Konnor McNamara

Toronto

Played key role in 2-0 shutout of Hamilton FC Rage

D

Shawn Foster

Jersey

Had a big role as the Express earned a 1-0 win against Ocean City

D

Ryan Hennessy

Kansas City

Goal helped Brass rally to defeat Des Moines 2-1

D

Matt McFarland

Central Florida

Had a pair of assists in Kraze’s 3-0 win against Bradenton

M

Bim Ogunyemi

Portland U23s

Controlled the midfield as the Timbers U23s beat North Sound, Tacoma

M

Daniel Barrera

Ventura County

Had a goal and assist as the Fusion earned an Open Cup berth

M

Patrick Kelly

St. Louis

Recorded two assists and pulled the string for the Lions in midfield

F

Jake Keegan

Westchester

Four goals lifted his side to 5-4 victory against Brooklyn

F

Kenny Uzoigwe

Michigan

Two goals made him the all-time PDL leading goal scorer

F

Hakan Ilhan

Carolina

Two goals against Virginia Beach lifted Dynamo to Open Cup berth

Honorable Mention: Baton Rouge – Kyle Brookes; Brooklyn – John Johansson; Cincinnati – Branden Stelmak; IMG Bradenton – Andrew Bulls; Jersey – Ansger Otto; Laredo – Felix Garcia; Mississippi – Moses Aduny; North Sound – Claudio Lazar; Ocean City – Jack Bailey; Portland U23s – Miles Byass; Southern California – Cody Suppe; St. Louis – Tarik Sehovic; Reading – Brian Holt, Brian Ownby; Real Maryland – Dustin Butcher; Thunder Bay – Brandon Swartzendruber; Ventura County – Mark Magee; Winnipeg – Ken Sacramento.

 

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