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Ibeagha, Miller Earn NASL Team of the Week Honors

Oct 11, 2017

CARY, N.C. (Oct. 11, 2017) – Christian Ibeagha and Steven Miller from North Carolina FC headline the NASL Team of the Week for Week 11 of the Fall Season after leading NCFC to its third-straight win in a 1-0 result over Puerto Rico FC on Oct. 7.
 
With the victory, NCFC has moved closer to earning its spot in the 2017 NASL playoffs. The club remains in third place in the NASL combined standings with 42 points – five points ahead of both New York and Jacksonville.
 
Ibeagha landed on the Team of the Week after a key performance on the backline clinched NCFC’s fourth shutout in as many matches. The defender ended the game with seven clearances, five interceptions and three duels won. He also completed 53-of-59 passes.
 
Miller scored the deciding goal for the club for his fourth NASL strike of the year. In addition to the goal, he made an impact all over the field. He won four duels and one tackle while adding two clearances on the defensive side of the ball. Additionally, he completed 28 passes and added one cross from the midfield.
 
The selections mark the 11th week in a row in the Fall Season that a player from North Carolina FC has made the NASL Team of the Week. Miller leads the club with eight TOTW selections this season, while Ibeagha has earned the honor twice in 2017.
 
North Carolina FC will head south for a pivotal match in the playoff race against Jacksonville Armada FC. The two clubs are separated by just five points although Jacksonville has a game in hand. The teams will meet Friday, Oct. 13 at Hodges Stadium at 7:30 p.m. The club will return to Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park for its regular season finale on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. to face the San Francisco Deltas. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting NCFCTix.com or by calling the North Carolina Football Club box office at 919-459-8144.
 
NASL Fall Honors:
Week 1:
NASL Team of the Week – Steven Miller
Week 2:
NASL Team of the Week – James Marcelin, Steven Miller
Week 3:
NASL Team of the Week – Dre Fortune
Week 4:
NASL Team of the Week – Brian Sylvestre
Week 5:
NASL Team of the Week – Nazmi Albadawi
Week 6:
NASL Team of the Week – Christian Ibeagha, Lance Laing
Week 7:
NASL Team of the Week – Brian Sylvestre, Kareem Moses, Connor Tobin, Nazmi Albadawi, Steven Miller, Renan Gorne
Week 8:
NASL Team of the Week – Lance Laing
Week 9:
NASL Team of the Week – Austin da Luz, Steven Miller and Connor Tobin
Week 10:
NASL Player of the Week – Renan Gorne
NASL Team of the Week – Kareem Moses, Austin da Luz, Nazmi Albadawi, Renan Gorne
Week 11:
NASL Team of the Week – Christian Ibeagha, Steven Miller
 
 
NASL Spring Honors:
Week 1:
NASL Team of the Week – Matt Fondy and Connor Tobin
Week 4:
NASL Player of the Week – Matt Fondy
NASL Team of the Week – Matt Fondy, Connor Tobin, Lance Laing, Nazmi Albadawi, Steven Miller
Week 5:
NASL Player of the Week – Brian Sylvestre
NASL Team of the Week – Lance Laing, Brian Sylvestre
Week 6:
NASL Team of the Week - Brian Sylvestre, Steven Miller
Week 8:
NASL Player of the Week - Lance Laing
NASL Team of the Week – Lance Laing, Steven Miller, Brian Sylvestre
Week 9:
NASL Team of the Week – Matt Fondy, Billy Schuler, Connor Tobin
Week 11:
NASL Team of the Week – Brian Sylvestre
Week12:
NASL Team of the Week – Billy Schuler
Week 15:
NASL Team of the Week - Billy Schuler, Jose Carranza
Week 17:
NASL Team of the Week – Lance Laing


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