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Del Giudice Named Horizon League Player of the Week
Roby Del Giudice was named the Horizon League Men's Soccer Player of the Week. (Ray Acevedo)
Roby Del Giudice was named the Horizon League Men's Soccer Player of the Week. (Ray Acevedo)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Junior Roby Del Giudice (Toronto, Ont./Robert F. Hall [Wallace State C.C.]) was named the Horizon League Men’s Soccer Player of the Week on Monday for his performance in Valparaiso’s victory over league-leading Green Bay on Saturday.

Del Giudice earned the start against the Phoenix over the weekend and put the Crusaders in front early in the second half, working a beautiful give-and-go with Steve Shively and finding the back of the net from 15 yards out to give Valpo a 2-1 lead.  After Green Bay tied the game late in the second half, Del Giudice was instrumental in the Crusaders’ golden goal in the first overtime period, making a run in the center of the field on a counter opportunity, receiving a pass and sending the ball ahead to Brendan Roth, who would notch the match-winner.

Del Giudice has appeared in all 13 games this season in his first year as a Crusader and earned his fifth start of the season on Saturday.  The three points he tallied against the Phoenix gives him five points on the season, to go with the match-winning goal he scored earlier this season against Detroit.

With the weekly honor, Del Giudice is eligible for the Horizon League Network’s ‘The People’s Choice’ honor.  Fans can vote for Del Giudice by visiting www.horizonleaguenetwork.tv and voting in ‘The People’s Choice’ poll on the right-hand side of the page thru Tuesday afternoon.

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Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
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Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
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Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
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Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
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Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
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M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
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Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
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