Alex Bettencourt Earns Little East Conference Honors

Alex Bettencourt Earns Little East Conference Honors

Sept. 14, 2009

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Senior defender Alex Bettencourt (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's soccer team has been honored by the Little East Conference.

Bettencourt has been named Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Bettencourt was honored for his play last week, helping lead the Corsairs to a 2-0 shutout of Mount Ida. He scored twice, including the first goal of the match and the winning goal with 26 seconds left in a 3-2 victory at Fitchburg State last Saturday.

"Alex's honor is well-deserved," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Henry Almeida. "He's a great team leader, and I'm very happy for him. We're excited when one of our players is named Player of the Week."

UMass Dartmouth is undefeated at 3-0-0 and will return to action Wednesday evening when they host Salem State.