CHARLOTTE, NC. – He has earned the nickname "Manful the Handful" and rightfully so. Chris Manful has been dominating this season on the pitch for the FCC men's soccer team. On Wednesday afternoon, Manful was named the NJCAA DI National Player of the Week (September 23-29). Over this span, FCC was a perfect 3-0 and Manful tallied nine goals and three assists. On the season, he has found the back of the net 12 times and dished out five assists for a total of 29 points on the season.
"We are very proud of Chris earning this award," said FCC Head Coach John LaRocca. "He is really improving every day and comes to every team function with the correct mentality to improve. He definitely deserves this and credit to his teammates for putting him in a position to earn this award."
"I want to thank the man up there, and especially my mother for allowing me to continue to play the sport I love," said Manful. "I want to thank my teammates and my coaches and I look to push forward to make a title chase."
FCC will hit the road on Thursday (10/3) afternoon for a tough matchup against Montgomery College. FCC currently sits in first place with a conference record of 9-0. The Raptors are in third place with a 7-2 conference record. Game is slated to start at 4:00 PM.
By The Numbers
National Ranking: #14 NJCAA DI
Overall record: 10-1
Conference record: 9-0
Streak: Won 4