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Rio Grande’s Filho named national Player of the Week

Randy Payton Special to OVP

October 2, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Luiz Filho of Rio Grande (Ohio) has been named the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Offensive Player of the Week and Jordan Farr of Corban (Ore.) has been selected as the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday.


Filho and Farrwere chosen for their performances during the week of Sept. 23 – 29 and were selected out of a pool of conference, independent, and unaffiliated grouping award winners.


Filho, a sophomore forward from San Paulo, Brazil, recorded consecutive hat-tricks in Rio Grande’s blowout victories over Bluefield (Va.) and Point Park (Pa.). The hat tricks were the first two of Filho’s collegiate career and make him the Red Storm leader in goals (9) and points (19).


For the season, Filho also ranks among the NAIA leaders in total game-winning goals (13th, 3), total goals (14th, 9) goals per game (20th, 1), game-winning goals per game (21st, .33), total points (28th, 19) and points per game (39th, 2.11).


Farr, a freshman goaltender from Turner, Ore., notched a pair of shutouts for the Warriors last week. The shutouts—in a 1-0 win over Northwest (Wash.) and a 0-0 tie with Evergreen (Wash.)—extend Farr’s shutout streak to four games. The freshman has yet to allow a goal in nearly 500 minutes in net for the Warriors and has helped to lead Corban to its best seven-game start in program history.


Farr currently leads the NAIA in goals against per game (0.00) and is one of just two goaltenders who have yet to allow a goal in 2013.