TAMPA, Fla. – Chris Banks, a former standout for the University of New Hampshire men's soccer team, was named United Soccer League Player of the Week by the league earlier this week.
Banks, who currently plays forward for the Wilmington Hammerheads, takes home the honor after scoring a pair of goals to lead the squad to a 3-1 victory over F.C. New York Saturday evening at Legion Field.
The goals were the first of the year for Banks, as he helped the Hammerheads preserve their perfect record at home this season. He struck first in the 14th minute, finding the back of the net, connecting on a cross pass from Andriy Budnyy. He added his second tally of the night just four minutes later, making a quick move upfield, putting the ball past FC New York goalkeeper Derby Carrillo.