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----Chris Thompson

INDIANAPOLIS - The Northern Kentucky University men's soccer team received its first Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week recognition Monday, as junior forward Chris Thompson earned the honor.

Thompson, a graduate of Elder High School in Cincinnati, helped NKU capture three GLVC wins last week, including a pair of road victories against nationally ranked teams.

Thompson's top effort of the week came in NKU's 2-1 overtime win at No. 15 Lewis on Sunday. Against the Flyers, Thompson scored both of his team’s goals. He posted the first goal of the contest at the 5:24 mark of the first half off an assist from teammate Chad Cook.

In the 94th minute, Thompson shocked Lewis when he netted the game's golden goal unassisted to give the Norse a 2-1 overtime victory. The marker was his fourth, and third game-winner of the season. This marks the second time in Thompson's career he has earned the GLVC Player of the Week honor.

Thompson was relatively silent last Tuesday in a 5-1 victory over Bellarmine, managing only a single shot attempt while five different Norse tallied in the rout. He duplicated the feat Friday as the Norse posted a stunning 1-0 decision over No. 24 Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wis.

NKU moved into second place in the GLVC standings with the three wins and now sits at 9-2-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the GLVC. The Norse have also won five consecutive games and expect to jump into the national rankings this week.

NKU returns to action at 5 p.m. Friday when Rockhurst visits the Town & Country Sports Complex in Wilder, Ky.