12-point game earns NJCAA honors for Evborokhai
Cougars' soccer player Joseph Evborokhai has been named NJCAA Division III Men's Soccer Player of the Week for September 3-9. The freshman standout had a record-setting performance in Holyoke's home opener and was a major factor in the team's two regional wins last week.
Evborokhai, a graduate of Holyoke High School, scored a hat trick in Holyoke's 11-0 dismantling of Roxbury Community College Sept. 5 while also recording six assists, setting an HCC record, eclipsing the previous mark of four assists held by several players. Evborokhai's 12 points in a game also tied a 45-year-old HCC record set by Mike Lapan in 1973. Evborokhai was also instrumental in the Cougars' 2-1 victory over Quincy College Saturday, playing exceptionally throughout the contest.
Evborokhai currently leads the Cougars in assists and points and is second on the team in goals. Holyoke is 2-0-0 in regional games this season and 2-2-0 overall.
Photos: Evborokhai (#18) moves to get open with teammates in support.