Nick Gontijo Earns Little East Conference Weekly Honors

Nick Gontijo Earns Little East Conference Weekly Honors

Oct. 11, 2011

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-A member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's soccer team has been honored by the Little East Conference.

Freshman forward Nick Gontijo (Hudson, MA/Hudson HS) has been named LEC Men's Soccer Rookie of the Week.

Gontijo scored three goals and added an assist as the Corsairs defeated Roger Williams and UMass Boston last week. He scored a three-goal hat trick, including the tying and winning goals as UMass Dartmouth handed RWU their first loss of the season in double overtime. He added an assist in the Corsairs' win against UMass Boston Saturday.

"We're very please for Nick, he's been a huge part of our success for the entire season," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Henry Almeida. "He is very skilled and very unselfish and puts his team first, which is a great attitude. His performance against Roger Williams was probably the best individual performance we've had all season. As a freshman, we're looking forward to having him as a member of our team for three and a half more years."

The Corsairs are 7-3-1 and will return to action when they visit Tufts Tuesday.