MELBOURNE, FLA. – Florida Southern College junior men's soccer student-athlete James Meehan was named the Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week, for the period ending November 10, 2019.
This is the first time this season that he has won the award, and second time in his career at FSC.
Needing a win to secure a berth in the upcoming SSC men's soccer tournament, Florida Southern came from behind to defeat visiting Saint Leo, 2-1. Meehan scored two goals in dramatic fashion for the Mocs in the final 14 minutes of the game to propel Southern into the postseason.
In the 77th minute, the Mocs played a long ball over the top of the midfield, where Alberto Diaz would settle the ball, and find a streaking Meehan, who easily beat the keeper. The Mocs had finally found rhythm offensively, and in the 82nd minute, Claus Lehland fed the ball to Meehan, who scored the eventual game winning goal.
Florida Southern entered the SSC Championships as the sixth seed, and will travel to face No. 3 Palm Beach Atlantic on Monday, November 11, at 7:00 p.m. The game can be streamed live at https://www.sunshinestateconference.tv/floridasouthern/