KANSAS CITY, Mo. – James Morris of Seattle University men’s soccer has been chosen United Soccer Coaches Player of the Week, for the period ending Oct. 20. The freshman put up a hat trick in Saturday’s win at CSU Bakersfield. 

The native of Doncaster, England, scored three times in the first half of the Redhawks’ 3-2 win at CSUB on Saturday night. Morris claimed WAC Offensive Player of the Week and was picked to College Soccer News’ National Team of the Week.

Morris is the first freshman to win the national award this season. He is the second Redhawk to earn the United Soccer Coaches Player of the Week in October. Sophomore Declan McGlynn also won the honor two weeks ago after tallying a hat trick in a 4-1 win over Kansas City on Oct. 6. They are the first teammates to take the weekly accolades in the same season since Akron had two Zips win in the 2017 season.

Seattle U enters this weekend on a seven-match unbeaten streak. It is in first place in the WAC with a 5-0-1 mark.