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HILLSBORO, Ore. -The Northwest Conference office released its weekly award winners on Monday with Pacific Lutheran University men's soccer student-athlete Eddie Na collecting Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Na tallies the accolade after finishing the weekend with two goals and one assist, helping the Lutes (9-4-3, 7-2-2 NWC) return from eastern Washington with their seven game unbeaten streak intact (6-0-1). Na tallied two scores in a 2-2 double overtime draw against Whitman College on Saturday before assisting on the game winning goal in the 90th minute on Sunday as PLU escaped Spokane with a 3-2 victory over Whitworth University.
The University Place, Washington native's five points over the weekend was enough to surpass Brian Gardner (1986-1989) for the most points in program history as the senior forward now sits with 114 career points (47 goals and 20 assists). Na additionally sits two scores shy of tying Gardner and Mike Ferguson (2004-2007) for most goals in program history with the senior now sitting third on the all-time list with 47 in his star-studded career.
Monday's honor was the second time this season and the fourth time over the past two seasons Na has been recognized by the league office with a weekly award. The reigning NWC Offensive Player of the Year was previously honored on Oct. 2 while also securing the award on Sept. 8 and Sept. 26 during the 2016 campaign.
The Lutes embark on their final homestand this weekend, welcoming first place Willamette University to East Field on Saturday before wrapping up the home slate on Sunday against Linfield College. Both matches are slated to kickoff a 2:30 p.m. following the women's game.