Oct 23, 2012

Tribe Men's Ryan Flesch named CAA Rookie of the Week

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - William and Mary men's soccer freshman midfielder Ryan Flesch was named the CAA Rookie of the Week on Monday.  The Manassas, Va., native connected on the game-winning goal in the 87th minute of the College's upset victory at No. 8-ranked Old Dominion last week. 

Tribe Freshman Ryan Flesch (courtesy of TribeAthletics.com)

For the year, Flesch has seen action in every match and has earned the start on five occasions.  In his 15 appearances, Flesch has tallied four points on two goals.  His first collegiate goal came in the 57th minute of the College's 4-1 route over Drake on Sept. 14.

In its lone match last week, W&M upended No. 8 Old Dominion, 2-1 last Wednesday night in Norfolk, Va.  After the Monarchs netted the night's initial goal, the Tribe responded with two unanswered scores courtesy of sophomore Marcus Luster and Flesch.  In dramatic fashion, Flesch netted the clincher in the 87th minute when his shot from the left side of box sailed into the top right corner of goal.  The victory was the Tribe's first over a top-10 opponent since defeating No. 5 SMU, 3-2, in the 2011 season opener.    

Tribe soccer returns to action on Wednesday night when it travels to James Madison for a match slated to begin at 7 p.m.