Moving up in the polls usually means love elsewhere. In this week's case it's on the ACC and National awards front. Senior Skylar Thomas, who headed home the winner against then #2 Virginia off of a Julian Buescher set piece service, was recognized on both fronts.
The ACC named him as their Player of the Week after the game winning strike and going the full 90 in solid performances against Binghamton last Tuesday and again against the Wahoos. He was also named to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week on the national scale. Good to see some recognition, especially for a defense that has been extremely stalwart all year.
Coach Ian McIntyre and GK Alex Bono were also featured on the ACC's Soccer Weekly. The ACC Network highlighted the hot start to the Orange season, the quality of the defense and the outstanding play of Bono. Overall a quality interview that highlights a really deserving program.
The Orange take on Virginia Tech this weekend down in Blacksburg. I'll be updating this post with any info on viewing, but if I don't have anything, the Syracuse Men's Soccer Facebook and Twitter Feeds will definitely have your most up to date info on that.