The Georgia Gwinnett men’s soccer team is coming off one of the most impressive weeks in program history with two wins over ranked opponents, and on Monday, leading scorer Jamie King was recognized for the performances as he was named Male Athlete of the Week by the Association of Independent Institutions.
King, a sophomore forward out of Milton Keynes, England, scored twice in Sunday’s opening 12 minutes against No. 14 William Carey to lead the 16th-ranked Grizzlies to a 2-0 victory. On the season, the Englishman has been clinical in front of the goal, scoring a team-best six times in just seven matches.
“Jamie is starting to feel more comfortable with this group, and he understands what his role is going to be in this team,” GGC Head Coach Steve DeCou said. “He has the right kind of mentality out there, and he’s expecting to score every time he gets the ball. Those were two big time goals he scored for us yesterday.”
Earlier in the week, King played a role in helping the Grizzlies unseat second-ranked Auburn-Montgomery in 2-1 fashion. Dating back to the start of the program in 2012, AUM is the highest-ranked team that the men’s soccer team has ever beaten.
King is the first men’s or women’s GGC student-athlete this season to be named A.I.I. Athlete of the Week.
GGC will return to action at Grizzly Soccer Complex on Saturday when Shorter comes to town. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.