Two Men's Soccer Players Honored
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HARRISONBURG, Va., Sept. 17, 2012 -- James Madison men's soccer players Christian
McLaughlin (Herndon, Va./Herndon)
Aðalsteinsson (Kópavogur, Iceland/Menntaskólinn í Kópavogi) have been honored for their play for the Dukes last
McLaughlin was named to the
Team of the Week by Top Drawer Soccer and was voted Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week by both the CAA and
College Sports Madness.
Aðalsteinsson was selected CAA
Rookie of the Week.
McLaughlin scored the game-winning goal in JMU's
1-0 upset of top-ranked (NSCAA) and defending national champion North Carolina on
Sept. 11. The senior midfielder converted a penalty kick in the 42nd minute for
the only score of the game.
Aðalsteinsson was instrumental in leading the JMU defense in last week's games,
which included a 2-1 victory over previously undefeated Hofstra on Sept. 15. He won balls in the air, organized the Dukes'
defense and was a dominating player at the back.
Adalsteinsson and the Dukes' defense held a UNC team scoreless that had not
been shut out in its previous 16 games, dating back to the 2011 season. The Tar Heels entered the JMU game unbeaten
(4-0-0) and riding a school-record 16-game unbeaten streak.
JMU's next scheduled game is at home Tuesday, Sept. 18, vs. Virginia Commonwealth.