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Leap Named Player of the Week

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For the second time this season, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) forward Mitchell Leap (Harrisonburg, VA/Eastern Mennonite) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Player of the Week.  Leap also took the men’s soccer honor two weeks ago.  This is the fifth time in his career he has won the award.

The senior was involved in both game-winning goals last week as the Royals took over first place in the ODAC standings.  In Wednesday’s dramatic win over Hampden-Sydney, Leap assisted on Muoka Musau‘s (Ashburn, VA/Stone Bridge) game-winning goal in the 69th minute.

Then on Saturday, Leap scored the game-winner in the 77th minute on a breakaway shot from the 18.

He is tied for second in the ODAC with eight goals and is second with 18 points.  Leap also tops the league with five game-winning goals.  The forward is on top of all three categories in ODAC-only games.

With the goal at Guilford, Leap took over sole possession of fourth place on EMU’s Career Goals list at 33, ahead of Jeff Shank (1990-93).  His 75 career points has him fifth on that list, behind Shank’s 86.

Eastern Mennonite grabbed first place in the ODAC standings last week with wins over Hampden-Sydney and Guilford.  The Royals, 5-1, have as many wins in ODAC play as they have had since going 7-1-1 in 1998, which is the last time they won the conference tourney.

The men, now 7-6-1 overall, are off until they host Virginia Wesleyan Saturday night as part of EMU’s Homecoming.

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