NC State’s Albadawi Earns @ACCMSoccer Player Of Week Honor


Wolfpack midfielder leads win over 10th-ranked UNC in regular season finale

GREENSBORO, N.C. – NC State senior midfielder Nazmi Albadawi has been named the final Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week of the 2013 season after leading the Wolfpack to a 1-0 overtime road win over No. 19/9 North Carolina last Friday night.

Albadawi scored the game-winning goal less than  two minutes into overtime to lift NC State to the win. The Raleigh, N.C., senior’s goal was the first allowed by the Tar Heels in 425 minutes of play, dating back to Oct. 22.

Since returning from an injury that sidelined him for most of October, Alabadawi has scored four goals with two assists while leading the Wolfpack to wins in three of four matches.

The 2013 ACC Championship, featuring the conference’s eight top seeded teams, gets under way tonight with four 7 p.m. quarterfinal matches at campus sites. The semifinals are set for Friday evening at the Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown, Md., which will also host Sunday’s 2 p.m. title game.