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Pitt’s Bertin Jacquesson & Arturo Ordoñez earn ACC Offensive & Defensive Player of the Week honors

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Pitt forward Bertin Jacquesson and Wake Forest forward Calvin Harris have been selected as Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Co-Offensive Players of the Week, while Pitt defender Arturo Ordoñez has been named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week.
Jacquesson began his Panther career in a big way, scoring a goal and tallying an assist in Pitt’s 3-1 road victory over No. 5 Notre Dame Saturday night in a non-conference matchup. The freshman recorded an assist on Pitt’s first goal of the 2020 season early in the first half and scored a goal in the 72nd minute, sealing the win for the fourth-ranked Panthers.
Harris helped top-ranked Wake Forest open the season with a 3-1 road win at Louisville in a non-conference battle Friday night. The sophomore assisted on Wake Forest’s first goal of the year in the fifth minute and scored his first goal, which would prove to be the game-winner, in the 35th minute as Wake Forest won its fourth-straight season opener.
Ordoñez anchored a Pitt back line that limited Notre Dame to just five shots and only two shots on goal in the Panther’s 3-1 victory. Additionally, the sophomore defender tallied three shots, including a shot on goal late in the contest off a header that was knocked away by the Fighting Irish’s goalkeeper.
ACC men’s soccer action returns tonight as Louisville battles Kentucky in a 7:30 p.m. matchup on ESPN3. Conference play resumes Friday night with fifth-ranked Notre Dame traveling to Louisville and North Carolina making the short trip to Duke.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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