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Aseweh Named Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week

September 21, 2011  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Phillip Aseweh has been named as the Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week for Sept. 21.

Phillip Aseweh has been named as the Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week for Sept. 21.

Liberty midfielder Phillip Aseweh has been named Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week for Sept. 21, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced this afternoon.

Besides the honor being announced on (NSCAA National Players) this afternoon, Aseweh will be recognized at halftime of the NSCAA College Game of the Week on Fox Soccer Channel, Thursday night and Saturday night. Both matches start at 7 p.m.

The midfielder, the Co-Big South Conference Attacking Player of the Week, was selected to the Soccer America Men's Team of the Week (CollegeSoccerReporter) earlier this morning.

Aseweh scored three goals and recorded an assist last week, as Liberty defeated No. 10 Virginia, 2-0, and Howard, 4-0.  The three goals were the first markers of the season for the midfielder from Navrongo, Ghana.

Last Tuesday, Aseweh scored his first goal of the season in Liberty's win at Virginia. The midfielder took a pass in transition and buried a shot into the far right corner of the net to give the Flames a 2-0 lead in the 75th minute, en route to their victory over Virginia.

The midfielder followed it up with five points in a 4-0 win over Howard, Friday. He assisted on the game's first goal, stepping in front of a clearing pass and quickly dropping a pass to Timothy Bullock for the score. In the second half, Aseweh scored twice in a three-minute span, scoring on a rebound of a shot and later, converting a penalty kick. The point total was the midfielder's most points in a contest since posting seven in his first game with the Flames in a 10-1 win over Concord, Sept. 1, 2009.

Last night, the senior recorded four points, with his fourth goal of the season and two assists in Liberty's 9-0 win over Southern Virginia. With two assists in the contest, Aseweh continues to move up the Liberty career assist list. The senior climbed into sixth place on the program's helper list with 18 assists.

The midfielder leads the 5-1 Flames, with 13 points.  Aseweh has collected four goals and five assists so far this season.

Liberty will host the Cedarville Yellow Jackets, Friday at Osborne Stadium.  Match time is scheduled for 4 p.m.