Sonoma County Sol FC forward Omar Nuno has been selected as the 16th NPSL National Player of the Week for the 2018 NPSL season.
“I feel like I’m playing well at the end of the season, having scored 10 goals in the last three games,” Nuno commented. “I have been focused on finishing the season strong, scoring goals for the team and carrying that momentum into the playoffs. I have been working hard and scoring multiple goals in very important games for the team as we chased the final playoff spot. It is nice to be recognized by the league as it is a great honor.”
Nuno tallied four goals and two assists in a 9-0 win over Sacramento Gold FC.
“Omar has finished the season in great form, scoring 10 goals in three games, including back to back-to-back hat tricks,” Sonoma County Sol FC head coach Vinnie Cortezzo added. “These goals all came in meaningful games as we battled for the final playoff spot. We are very proud of Omar and happy to see his hard work and dedication pay off.”
The Sonoma County Sol FC standout received Offensive Player of the Year, Team MVP, All-League, and All-Empire honors as a varsity player at Healdsburg High School. Nuno then played two seasons at Santa Rosa Junior College, where he earned All-Conference and Conference MVP honors. He transferred to Chico State University, scoring 20 goals in two seasons. He was named First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Western Region during his time with the Wildcats.
Nuno, the current leader in the NPSL Golden Boot race, scored 20 goals in 13 games this season. He has scored a total of 47 goals in four seasons with Sonoma County.
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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