September 24, 2012
MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Pennís Stephen Baker
Penn junior forward Stephen Baker has been selected as the Philly Soccer News Menís College Player of the Week for the week ending September 23.
|Penn junior forward Stephen Baker has been selected as the Philly Soccer News Menís College Player of the Week.
Photo courtesy of Penn Sports Information
Baker racked up five goals and one assist over two games last weekend, including the first four-goal performance by a Quakers player in 35 years.
Bakerís first goal of the weekend, a seventh-minute strike, started the Quakers on their way to a 3-2 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday.
On Sunday, Baker scored four goals and assisted on another as Penn routed Rider 7-2 at the Princeton Invitational at Roberts Stadium.
Baker set up Duke Lacroix for the gameís opening goal in the 20th minute. Just under six minutes later, Baker got his foot on a long ball sent into the box for his second goal of the season. In the 41st, he snagged the loose ball after goalkeeper Jason Giordano bobbled Lacroixís through ball and scored to make the score 4-0. He completed his hat trick in the 65th, off a short pass from Lacroix, and rounded out the rout with a 77th-minute strike off a pass from freshman James Rushton.
Philly Soccer News Men's College Player of the Week
Week ending August 26: Joe Farrell, LaSalle Explorers
Week ending September 2: Will Cason, Villanova Wildcats
Week ending September 9: Alexander Leavy, Lafayette Leopards
Week ending September 16: Jared Martinelli, Temple Owls
Week ending September 23: Stephen Baker, Penn Quakers