Torres Named HL Offensive Player of the Week

Senior Jesus Torres
Senior Jesus Torres
Sept. 2, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – UIC senior forward Jesus Torres has been named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 25-Sept. 1, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Torres picks up the first Horizon League accolade of the season after recording two goals and one assist during opening weekend.

The Chicago, Ill., native was additionally named Horizon Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.

“It was great to see Jesus (Torres) turn in this performance over the weekend," head coach Sean Phillips said. "He can be a difference maker at any time and we will need these performances from him over the course of the season to achieve our goals.”

The Flames (2-0-0) came out in its season opener against Cal State Fullerton on Aug. 29 and registered a 3-2 OT win. Torres scored the first goal of the game, assisted by freshman Jose Fuentes, and then added an assist on the second goal by freshman Sergio Fuentes before redshirt-junior Thomas Villamil headed in the game-winner in overtime.

Against San Francisco on Aug. 30, Torres’ goal in the 22nd minute, assisted by junior Manny Chavez, proved to be all UIC needed to post a 1-0 shutout win.

Through the two contests, Torres made five shot attempts with three reaching on goal and tallied five points off two goals and one assist to lead the Flames in each category.

This week’s honor is the second of Torres’ career after earning his first career accolade last season for the week of Oct. 14-20.

Torres and the Flames are back at Flames Field on Friday when they host No. 10 Michigan State at 7 p.m. CT.