Wake Forest’s Bakero Named ACC Men’s Soccer Player Of The Week


Freshman tallied seven points in 2-0 week

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Wake Forest freshman midfielder Jon Bakero has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week.

Bakero scored two goals and added an assist in a 4-0 win over Howard before scoring the game-winning goal at No. 22 Virginia in the 83rd minute to down the Cavaliers. After Virginia had tied the game at 1-1 in the 81st minute, Bakero tallied the go-ahead score just two minutes later as the Deacs held on to win.

The Sitges, Spain, native has scored three game-winning goals in the last three games after he had the game-winner against Boston College on Oct. 17 followed by both winning tallies against Howard and Virginia. He has five goals and one assist in his last three games and became the first Deacon to score two goals in back-to-back games since 2003.

Four of Bakero’s six goals this season have been game-winners, tied for third most in the league. He is also tied for the team lead in goals and ranks sixth in the ACC with 14 points.