CHICKASHA – Junior Nicolas Alberto’s game-winner over No. 2 Baker University earned him the title Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Alberto, a forward from Paris, France, scored in the 108th minute of Friday’s game to give seventh-ranked Drovers the win in double overtime over second-ranked Baker in the NAIA Game of the Week.
This is the first SAC Player of the Week awarded for the 2012 season. Oklahoma City’s Joe Shulberg was named SAC Defensive Player of the Week.
Friday’s game was USAO’s first of the season. Alberto was named team captain earlier that week.
Alberto has 18 career goals at USAO. He has an additional 12 assists.
The Drovers will return to action in Bethel, Tenn., to play Hastings College and Midland University on a neutral site. They will return home at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 against Lyon College.