Spencer and Queree were named to separate national teams on Monday.
Nov. 5, 2012
CINCINNATI - Forward Luke Spencer was named the TopDrawerSoccer.com Men's College Player of the Week and defender James Queree earned a spot on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week, which were announced on Monday.
Spencer posted two goals and added three assists and Queree scored twice and helped the Musketeers to a clean sheet in their weekend matches against Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Spencer is in the midst of a career-year for the Musketeers who set a single-season record for victories in a season on Sunday. He posted a game-winning goal and had two assists against Rhode Island and had an assist and late goal on Sunday versus UMass.
The Cincinnati native has scored a league-tying 13 goals while adding six assists. He is also tied for the league in points and has four-game winning goals this season. In addition Spencer has the most multi-point games (7) in the conference and is tied for the most multi-goal games (3) with teammate Matt Walker.
Queree, a senior from Jersey, United Kingdom, netted both of his goals against UMass and has four goals as a central defender this year. It was the first two-goal game of the senior's career and came as the Musketeers were celebrating Senior Day. He has three game-winning goals this year all coming in conference play. More importantly Queree also helped XU shutout both opponents, which were held to just nine shots.
The honors mark the first time in program history that two players were named to national teams of the week.
Spencer is the first Musketeer to be named a national player of the week since Justin Marshall earned the honor from College Soccer News in Nov. 2010. This year Spencer has also been named to the College Soccer News and Soccer America national teams and earned one A-10 Player of the Week award.
Queree's honor is the first of his career and is the first for an XU defender since Adar Cohen landed on TopDrawerSoccer.com's team following last year's A-10 Championship.