SHUPirates.com Athlete of the Week (October 5, 2010)
Brayan Martinez, Men's Soccer
Senior Brayan Martinez scored a pair of goals in a 4-0 triumph over Pittsburgh on Saturday night, and was named the BigAppleSoccer.com men's college player of the week on Oct. 4. A foul by the Panthers just outside the penalty area gave Martinez a free kick from 25 yards out in the center of the pitch. The pre-season All-Big East selection got off a strong kick and beat keeper Hami Kara to put the Hall on top in the 21st minute. Martinez put the finishing touches on the win off a beautiful strike on another free kick in the 66th minute. The ball was placed roughly 30 yards out on the right side of the field and Martinez bent it past the goalkeeper for his fourth goal of the season.