By Brad Cagle
Francis Watson’s, junior forward, performance against Bethel College won him the KCAC player of the week last week. This was right after Watson had just got over the excitement of winning the award the following week.
It’s not often that someone wins KCAC player of the week, not to mention doing it in back-to-back weeks.
The first week Watson won was after a two goal performance in the team’s win over Kansas Wesleyan University. Watson’s two goals helped guide the Builders to their first victory over Coyotes since 2005.
“It’s an honor to be recognized,” said Watson. “I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish this feat without my teammates and coaching staff.”
The following week, Watson backed up his performance with another great one. He assisted on the game-tying goal and then put in the game winning goal in overtime against Bethel College.
Many people are proud of Watson, including Kyle Pond, head coach, who commented on Watson’s accomplishments.
“Brilliant. It’s always great to see someone who truly deserves it,” said Pond, “Francis has grown tremendously in his time here. He makes good grades and puts in the extra hours of training in his own time and it has shown.”