Myrtle Beach Mutiny forward Jon Ander Ibarrondo has been selected as the tenth Mitre National Player of the Week for the 2016 NPSL season.
The defending Mitre Golden Ball award winner has been quick to find form this season, netting two goals and an assist against the Georgia Revolution (May 2nd) and scoring the opening goal against the Atlanta Silverbacks (May 4th). He has a total of four goals and four assists in four games this season.
“We are very excited and proud to hear that Jon has been nationally recognized for what he’s done for our team so far this summer,” Mutiny head coach Kyle Russell commented. “Jon puts the team first and he is very passionate about winning which is why he’s been successful for our Myrtle Beach Mutiny team. There is no doubt in my mind that Jon will continue to be one of the most impactful attacking players in the NPSL this summer.”
Ibarrondo finished the 2015 NPSL season with 13 goals and three assists. Ten of those goals came in the regular season with five being game-winners. Ibarrondo was a major part of the Mutiny’s turnaround in 2015 as the Myrtle Beach side rolled to a 10-1-1 regular season record and their first conference title in franchise history. This was a massive improvement over the 2014 season when the club finished with a 3-5-2 record.
“I am just happy to be able to help my team win and none of this would be possible if it was not for my teammates and the Mutiny coaching staff,” Ibarrondo added.
The Mitre National Player of the Week is announced every Friday during the regular season. The winner of this national honor is determined by a vote of media members from across the country.