BAA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Hammer’s Offense Earns BAA Honors for Sept. 5-11
NEWBERG, Ore. - A pair of goals scored during the week, including his second game-winner of the seson, has earned forward Luke Hammer the Bruin Athletic Association Men’s Athlete of the Week award for Sept. 5-11 and honorable mention for the Northwest Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week.
Hammer, a freshman from Roseburg, Ore., scored the first goal of the game less than three minutes in to start the Bruins off toward a 3-0 win in Simpson (Calif.) on Sept. 9. He had two shots in the game. The next day, he again scored the first goal of the game in the 71st minute with an assist from Sawyer Meek, but William Jessup came back to tie it and then defeat the Bruins 2-1 in overtime. He had seven shots in the game, three on goal. In the Bruins’ first game of the week, he had one shot as visiting Trinity Lutheran won 4-0.
For the week, in three games, Hammer scored two goals and totaled four points, with 10 overall, four on goal. On the season, he is tied for the league lead with Chad Kearns of Pacific Lutheran, last year’s NWC Offensive Player of the Year, in game-winning goals (2), and is tied for second in goals (3) and points (7) while ranking third in shots (12).
The Athlete of the Week Award for both men and women is presented throughout the Bruin sports seasons by the Bruin Athletic Association, whose mission is to provide George Fox student-athletes with an outstanding athletic and academic experience and to strengthen the overall competitiveness of the Bruin athletics program. For more information about the organization or to become a member, visit the Bruin Athletic Association website.
2011-12 Bruin Athletic Association Men’s Athletes of the Week
Aug. 29-Sept. 4 - Jacob Baker (Soccer)
Sept. 5-11 - Luke Hammer (Soccer)