October 13, 2011

Suprise And Ogunjobi Garner NEC Top-20 Ranking On TopDrawerSoccer.com

Men's Soccer College Conference Top-20 Players (www.TopDrawerSoccer.com)

HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac men's soccer junior forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) and freshman forward Ola Ogunjobi (London, England) have been named two of the top-20 players in the Northeast Conference, as highlighted by TopDrawerSoccer.com. Suprise garnered the 12th spot and Ogunjobi the 14th spot on the national club and collegiate soccer website.

Suprise currently leads the team with 10 points following his most productive week of the season in which he accumulated four points after scoring a goal in both weekend games. Suprise was named NEC Men's Soccer Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday, Oct. 10, after netting the game-tying goal in both Friday and Sunday's 2-1 victories.

Against Saint Francis (Pa.) on Friday, Oct. 7, Suprise tallied the game-tying goal in the 25th minute of play, while on Sunday, Oct. 9 against Robert Morris he scored in the 41st minute of play to tie the game at one apiece. Later in the contest, the junior also drew the crucial penalty in the goalkeeper's box in the 79th minute of play, setting up the game-winning penalty kick by senior Matthew Rothbart (Cheshire, Conn).

Ogunjobi currently ranks second on the team with nine points (four goals, one assist). Three of the freshman's four goals came in spectacular fashion on Wednesday, Sept. 14 when he earned his first-career collegiate hat trick  against Hartford in a 4-3 win. All three goals came in the final 45 minutes of play, including his third score which occurred with just over a minute remaining in regulation.

The Bobcats return to action this Sunday, Oct. 16 when they travel to face NEC opponent Fairleigh Dickinson at 5 p.m.

Contact: Ross Bennett; rsbennett@quinnipiac.edu