Pacific athletes of the week
Robert D. Edgren, Japan
Last week: Scored four goals, bringing his season total to eight as the Eagles, who’d gone 0-6-1 to open the season, took three of four games from Matthew C. Perry and Nile C. Kinnick in a DODDS-Japan weekend series at Misawa Air Base.
Massie, a sophomore, scored once in Edgren’s 3-0 shutout of Perry on Friday; the Eagles later lost 1-0 to Kinnick. On Saturday, Massie notched his sixth goal in the first half of Edgren’s 3-1 win over Perry, then tallied twice as the Eagles edged Kinnick 5-4.
“Brandon is a good student and a hard worker as well as a leader on our soccer team,” coach Justin Edmonds said of Massie, adding he’s hoping Massie’s performance will lead to “a lot more positive things” in Edgren soccer. “He is a great kid.”
Last week: Scored five times in two matches, giving her a Pacific-best 22 for the season, as the Falcons (14-0-1) captured the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference regular-season title.
Anglade, a senior, scored a hat trick in Wednesday’s 7-0 shutout of Seoul International. Anglade missed Friday’s 3-0 blanking at Taejon Christian International due to a scholarship engagement, but returned to score twice in the Falcons’ 2-0 shutout at Daegu American.
“She is probably the most aggressive player on our team,” coach Lori Rogers said. “Nobody can keep up with her speed. She takes away a lot from opposing defenses, two or three people on her, she doesn’t care. She keeps tracking. And she has a rocket left (foot).”
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff