North County Battalion forward Eric Lopez has been selected as the Mitre National Player of the Week for the 2016 NPSL season. Congratulations Eric!
The San Diego, CA native recorded his first 2 goals of the season last weekend vs. FC Hasental. “I’m very proud of Eric and his achievement,” Battalion head coach Ryan Guy commented. “His athleticism and commitment to achieving excellence are special qualities and it was fantastic to see those come together in such a confident and comprehensive performance.
Lopez is a 2010 graduate of Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego. Born in 1991, he played with the San Diego Surf throughout high school and following high school made the starting squad at Cal State San Marcos. While at CSUSM, Lopez became the program’s all-time leading goal scorer and was captain for two years.
“It’s an honor to be named the Mitre National Player of the Week,” Lopez added. “I know there are a lot of great players out there that could have easily earned this award and I am very grateful I was able to be among them. It’s a privilege playing for NC Battalion and with all of my great teammates to whom I owe this award to more than myself. We are a new team to this league, but we are much more than that. The backing we as players have from the coaching staff, the owners, and most importantly, our peers is unbelievable. I want to thank our owners, my coach, and most importantly my teammates for helping me achieve this great award.”
Catch Eric and the rest of the Battalion squad at Del Norte High School on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm, tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for kids ages 11-17, and free for kids 10 and under.