Uchenna Uzo Recognized by Big South

Uzo is the third Chanticleer to recieve a conference player of the week award this season.


Uzo scored the game-winner and had a key defensive save against Elon.

Sept. 18, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Coastal Carolina defender Uchenna Uzo has been named the Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week for games played Sept. 10-16, the league announced on Tuesday.

Uzo joins goalkeeper Scott Shewfelt as the second Chanticleer to earn Defensive Player of the Week honors this season and the third overall Chant to garner league recognition as Ashton Bennett was named the Attack Player of the Week for games played through Aug. 26.

Uzo, a sophomore from Lagos, Nigeria, led the Chanticleer defense that limited the high-powered Elon attack to only seven shots. Uzo was charged with marking Elon's Chris Thomas, a former All-American, and held the striker without a shot attempt. His biggest defensive play came in the final minute as he saved a ball off the line to secure the 2-1 win. Uzo also added the game-winning goal in the 36th minute off a Coastal Carolina set piece. The award is his first Big South Defensive Player of the Week nod this season.

The Last Meeting
Elon (First Round)3
Coastal Carolina4
November 17, 2011
Conway, S.C.
Chanticleers Advance to Second Round of NCAAs with 4-3 Win Over Elon
Striker Ashton Bennett, the NCAA's leading goal scorer, scored his 22nd and most important goal to date as he netted Coastal Carolina's eventual game-winner in the 83rd minute to lift the Chanticleers over Elon, 4-3, in the first round of the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship at the CCU Soccer Field.

Coastal returns to action on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in a Big South clash at rival Liberty. The Chants and Flames split last season's pair of matches with Coastal taking a 3-1 win during the regular season and Liberty earning a 2-1 victory in the semifinal round of the Big South Tournament.



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