Obour named ODAC Player of the Week

For the second time in a row, an Eastern Mennonite men’s soccer player has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week. Sophomore Daniel Obour (Alexandria, Va./Mount Vernon) earned the award this week after spurring the Royals to two more wins, giving them a five-game winning streak.

After quietly putting in the work over the first two weeks of the season, Obour finally broke through last week with a goal and two assists. He had a dramatic effort in Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over Ferrum, including the game-winning goal late in the first overtime. Obour also had an assist on EMU’s first goal as they knocked Ferrum from the realm of the unbeatens.

He also assisted in the game’s first goal in Saturday’s 3-2 win at Albright, using his speed to start a breakaway before finding teammate Juan Luna (Mount Jackson, Va./Stonewall Jackson) for the score just 7:43 into play. Obour is currently tied for the ODAC lead with three assists this season.

The Royals are off to a 5-1 start to 2017, showing improved balance as seven players have combined to score the team’s 11 goals.

Dave Drafton (Alexandria, Va./Howard Gardner) was named the ODAC Player of the Week last Monday. Obour and Drafton are the two attacking flank midfielders in EMU’s offensive scheme.

Eastern Mennonite plays at Gallaudet in Washington, DC, this Wednesday night before opening ODAC play on Saturday at Randolph College.

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