A day after being named the College Soccer News National Player of the Week, honors kept rolling in for Valparaiso University men’s soccer senior Lucca Lacerda (Passos, Brazil / Mercy College) on Tuesday.
After a seven-point week that propelled the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team to a perfect 2-0-0 fall break road trip, senior Lucca Lacerda (Passos, Brazil / Mercy College) has been named the College Soccer News National Player of the Week.
A stretch of four straight Missouri Valley Conference games to close the regular season begins on Saturday night as Valpo pays Bradley a visit at Shea Stadium in Peoria. This match takes Valpo back to the site of the 2017 MVC Tournament to face a Braves side that was picked to finish fourth in the MVC Preseason Poll. Entering this weekend, Valpo’s only conference fixtures have come against the top two teams in the preseason projections.
The weather conditions weren’t favorable, but the outcome sure was for the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team on Wednesday in Charleston, Ill. Valpo came away with a 2-1 road victory over host Eastern Illinois behind a late goal by Lucca Lacerda (Passos, Brazil / Mercy College), whose game-winner came in the 85th minute.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team played to a scoreless draw with Missouri Valley Conference foe Loyola on a misty and foggy Sunday night at Brown Field. Valpo put together its best performance of the past month to earn a gritty point in the Valley standings against a quality conference foe.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team will return to Missouri Valley Conference play on Saturday after three straight fixtures outside of league action. The most important stretch of the season awaits as the team closes the regular season with five Valley dates in its final six matches. Nearby conference foe Loyola comes to Brown Field on Saturday night before Valpo heads to Eastern Illinois on Wednesday, Oct. 10. It’s a special night for the program on Saturday as Valpo hosts its annual TOCO (They Often Cry Outreach) event.