Boca Raton FC forward Matheus Ayrolla has been selected as the 11th NPSL National Player of the Week for the 2018 NPSL season.
“It’s humbling to receive the National Player of the Week award,” Ayrolla commented. “I’m thankful to the Boca Raton FC organization and the coaching staff for putting their trust in me and giving me the opportunity to defend the crest proudly. I couldn’t do this without my teammates, and we will continue to work hard and get better every game as we look ahead to a tough matchup this weekend.”
Ayrolla scored four goals in a 4-0 win over Storm FC and now leads the Sunshine Conference in goals.
“This award is a testament to Matheus’ work ethic,” Boca Raton FC head coach Jim Rooney added. “Matheus is a great player who always has the right attitude towards the goals he has. He has been an integral part of our offense this season and we will continue to rely on his goal-scoring abilities as we navigate the second half of the NPSL season.”
Ayrolla was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. In college, he played for Lynn University while receiving an Associate Degree in Mass Communication. Ayrolla then signed with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers U23 NPSL team in 2016 before going to Brazil to play professionally for Friburguense. Ayrolla returned to the United States in 2018 to play with Boca Raton FC.
“Since I began working with Matheus I knew he had the potential to be a great player and this recognition is just the start,” Boca Raton FC assistant coach Villy Washington concluded. “Matheus is a hard worker and we will continue to work hard in tapping into the best potential he has.”
The winner of this national honor is determined by a vote of media members from across the country. It is awarded every week during the regular season.
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