Mario Magana of the Barton Community College men's soccer team has been named the KJCCC's week three Player of the Week. The award is the second straight week members of the Cougar squad have been honored as Gabriel Arraes and goalkeeper Oliver Semmle received last week's recognition.
The freshman from Emporia, Kansas, tallied five points this past week helping the Cougars to a 1-1 road stretch over the weekend. Magana put the Cougars ahead two goals early in the second half Saturday in distributing his fourth assist of the year before a late team collapse resulted in the 3-2 loss at now 17th ranked Iowa Western Community College.
One day later Magana struck for consecutive goals after halftime to expand Barton's lead at Northeast Community College in the eventual 7-0 victory.
For the season Magana is tied with Aidan Hill for the team lead in assists with four, second on the squad with three goals and scoring with ten points behind Arraes' seven net shakers and fifteen total points.
Still receiving votes in the latest NJCAA poll having slipped from the 19th spot, the 4-1 Cougars have three games in six days beginning with Wednesday's 4:00 p.m. hosting of Hesston College.