Player of the Week

Last night the men’s soccer team played in its first-ever Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) playoff game, thanks largely to freshman midfielder Alexander Volk, The Northeastern News Player of the Week.

Volk had two goals and two assists in Friday’s must-win 4-0 victory over No. 27 Hofstra. The win gave the Huskies the fifth seed in the CAA Tournament and their first postseason appearance since 2003.

“The first [goal] was a header,” Volk said. “I got a serve from the outside and I don’t know how I did it, I just headed it and looked to the goal and it was in. The second, I got a pass in the box and it was wide open and then I just decided to take the right corner of the goal and put it in.”

Volk earned CAA Player of the Week honors for his goals and for assisting two more, scored by junior forwards Ahmed Talaat and Greg Kilkenny.

After going winless in September, the Huskies battled back to win an all-time team record six games in a row, despite ending their season last night in a 1-0 loss to Old Dominion.

“It wasn’t like we were the worst team, we were a little bit unlucky,” Volk said. “We worked very hard day after day in practice and it’s easy to get a loss if you lost the last game and it’s hard to switch to [wins]. But when we started winning we [said], ‘okay, we can do it’ and so game after game we’re getting better and better.”

Volk got Northeastern started on its winning streak in an Oct. 13 game against Virginia Commonwealth, scoring the only goal in the 1-0 victory. It marked the first win for the team since a 2-1 victory over Maine Aug. 29, a game Volk also scored in.

“Right now everything is great because we started out the season with

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