WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross men's soccer junior midfielder Jonathan Werth (University Park, Md.) has been named the Brine Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week after his performance in the team's season finale against Army on Nov. 7. His goal came nine minutes after Army knotted the game up at 1-1, giving him his second game-winning score of the season and leading the team to a 2-1 victory on the road.
"I'm very pleased for Woody (Werth)," said head coach Ted Priestly. "The Army game was his most complete performance of the entire year and he was one of the reasons we won the game. He has worked very hard throughout the year and it was fitting that his goal decided such a pivotal match."
Werth collects the league honor for the third time in his career, with the last award coming on Sept. 22 of the 2008 season. He completes his junior campaign tying for first with two game-winning goals, a career high as well. His three goals on the season also tie for first with fellow junior Kyle Miller (Woodbury, N.J.). He ranks second on the team with six total points.
In his career, Werth has eight goals for 23 points. He has started in 50 of 52 matches. His 37 shots taken this season are a career-high as he now has recorded a total of 101 shots.
The Crusaders finish the 2009 season with a three-game win streak, recording an overall record of 6-10 (4-3 Patriot League). The squad finished in a three-way tie for fourth place in the Patriot League with Colgate and Lafayette, but the Leopards won the tie breaker to earn the fourth and final spot in the conference tournament.