The senior forward is the only player in the history of the award from the United Soccer Coaches to win national weekly honors three times.
Oct. 10, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV senior forward Danny Musovski continues to rack up more honors and records during his final year with the Scarlet and Gray, as for the second time in three weeks he was named the United Soccer Coaches National Player of the Week the organization announced Tuesday. This is the fourth national player of the week honor of his career overall, and his second honor of the week after picking up WAC Offensive Player of the Week recognition on Monday.
Musovski is just the second Division I player in the eight-year history of the award to be honored twice in the same season, and is the only Division I player to have been named National Player of the Week three times by United Soccer Coaches.
The senior forward continued his recent scoring burst in the Rebels’ 5-2 victory at San Jose State on Oct. 6, posting three goals in the first 25 minutes of the contest for his second hat trick in a three-game span. He is the fourth player in UNLV history to record two hat tricks in the same season.
His first goal against the Spartans came on a penalty kick in the 5th minute. He then answered each of the two SJSU goals with a score of his own, his third in the 25th minute resulting in the eventual game-winner. Musovski added an assist in the second half to give him seven points for the day, which tied the WAC record for most points ever in a league contest. The seven points is also tied for the second-most points by a player in the nation this season, only trailing the nine points he posted on Sept. 24.
Musovski, a Las Vegas native, currently ranks fourth in the nation in total points with 22 and fifth in goals with nine, despite missing four games this season. He has moved into fourth place all-time at UNLV with 103 points, and also ranks fifth in goals and assists.
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: The Rebels come back to Peter Johann Memorial Field for a pair of home conference games, starting on Friday at 7 pm against UTRGV. That’s followed by a Sunday match against Incarnate Word at 1 pm. The UTRGV contest will be NYS Night for Rebel Soccer, while the Sunday contest is designated as this year’s Kick Cancer game, and the Rebels will wear pink jerseys for the contest. All fans wearing pink to the UIW game will receive $3 admission.
Single game ticket prices this season are $8 for adults, $6 for faculty/staff and seniors, or a special internet price of $5 is available for all tickets bought online at UNLVTickets.com, good up to three hours before game time. Kids 12 and under are always free at UNLV men’s soccer contests.