KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 27, 2020) — Clemson junior forward Grayson Barber and South Carolina junior defender Sutton Jones were named the United Soccer Coaches Players of the Week for their performances last week, the association announced on Tuesday.
Barber (Elgin, S.C.) had only one shot on goal last week, but it was a big one as he notched the game-winner in the 63rd minute of a 1-0 win over N.C. State. It was his first goal of the season and the fifth game-winning goal of his career.
Jones (Fort Mill, S.C.) did something no other Gamecock defender has done since 2014 as she recorded a brace in a 4-2 win over Florida. She scored the first and last goals of the game as South Carolina scored their most goals in a game against the Gators in program history, doubling her career goal total in the process.
Each Tuesday during the college regular season, United Soccer Coaches selects a men’s and women’s Player of the Week based on nominations from schools and conferences. Nominations are due every Tuesday by 10 a.m. CT to be considered.