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Sept. 28, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina midfielder Michael Farfan was named Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week after guiding his second-ranked Tar Heels to a 2-0 record on the week, improving UNC to 5-1 on the year and 3-0 in the ACC for the first time since 1967.
Against fifth-ranked Maryland, which came into the Sept. 24th contest holding a nine-game unbeaten streak and had held the Tar Heels winless since 2003, the Wildomar, Calif., native registered a two-goal performance which led to a 2-1 win over the visiting Terrapins.
Farfan was at the center of the Tar Heel attack, driving a shot into the back of the net in the 10th minute of play and converting a penalty kick in the 52nd minute to help UNC edge Maryland.
For his efforts against Maryland, the senior also earned a spot on College Soccer News’ National Team of the Week, his first national honor of the year for Farfan and the second of his career after earning the same accolade on Sept. 13 a year ago.
Farfan, who also played in 93 of a possible 95 minutes against Wofford earlier in the week, is currently ranked fifth in the ACC for shots per game (3.2 spg) and is tied for sixth for points per game (1.0 ppg).
Next up for the Tar Heels is a two-game road swing to Old Dominion on Tuesday, Sept. 28, followed by a clash with reigning national champion Virginia on Friday, Oct. 1. Both matches are scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m.