Syracuse’s Halis Named @ACCMSoccer Player Of The Week


Freshman forward comes up big in must-win match for the Orange

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syracuse freshman midfielder Alex Halis has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Player Of The Week after lifting the Orange past 19th-ranked Clemson for a key win that kept the Orange in contention for a spot in next week’s ACC Championship.

Halis scored his fourth game-winning goal of the season as Syracuse blanked the Tigers, 1-0. The Brampton, Ontario, Canada native’s effort loomed large for the Orange, which now sits in ninth place in the league standings with 10 points, one point behind eighth place. The goal, which came in the 61st minute of the game, tied him for the conference lead in game-winning scores.

The top eight teams qualify for the ACC Championship, which opens next week following this Friday’s final regular-season matches. Syracuse (10-6-1, 3-6-1 ACC) will  look to earn a spot in the postseason when it travels to take on No. 12 Wake Forest at 7 p.m.