Cuenca nabs first A.I.I. Player of the Week Award

Cuenca nabs first A.I.I. Player of the Week Award

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Bellevue University freshman midfielder/defender Alex Cuenca has been named the Association of Independent Institutions' (A.I.I.) Men's Soccer Player of the Week for the Week of Sept. 2-8.

Alex Cuenca -- Player of the Week

Bellevue played two matches last week and Cuenca scored a goal in each contest. Against William Woods (Sept. 5), his 78th minute goal brought the Bruins back to within a goal and gave the team life as they tried to find a late equalizer.

He followed up that performance by scoring the game-winner in the 86th minute as Bellevue knocked off defending National Champion and Preseason No. 1-ranked Central Methodist on Saturday. After taking a chest pass from Austyn Brinkley at the top of the box, Cuenca blasted home a shot into the near-side upper corner that the CMU keeper could only helplessly watch scorch the back of the net.

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Bellevue hosts Concordia University on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. from Bellevue West HS.