BOSTON – Christian Restrepo of the Suffolk men's soccer team, the reigning GNAC Corvias Player of the Week, has been nominated for HeroSports.com DIII Men's Soccer HERO of the Week thanks to his natural hat trick performance in a 5-2 win at Emerson Sept. 5. To vote for Restrepo, click here.
Restrepo, who is currently on a four-game point streak, led the Rams to victory last Wednesday with a three-goal night. His first goal of the evening started the rally, breaking a 1-all tie, before his second strike put the blue-and-gold ahead for good. The sophomore from Everett, Massachusetts, completed the first hat trick of his career to ensure a victory for Suffolk. Restrepo became the first player in blue-and-gold to put together a three-goal game since Alberto Bittan '16 did so in a 4-2 win over Regis Sept. 17, 2016.
Three days later, Restrepo kept his point streak alive with a late goal in the conference opener versus Albertus Magnus. He put Suffolk on the scoreboard with just over five minutes remaining in regulation to trim the Falcons' lead to one goal, but the Rams could not complete the comeback.
Restrepo has registered at least one point in each of the Rams' four contests this season. His four-game point streak marks the longest for a Suffolk men's soccer player since Alberto Bantum matched that number from Sept. 28-Oct. 9, 2013.
Overall, Restrepo paces Suffolk and the GNAC in points (11) and goals (5). His five markers are the 10th most nationally, while his points sit 20th across NCAA DIII.
Restrepo and the Rams have their sights set on Saturday's showdown with the Mustangs of Mt. Ida. Game time at James A. Sartori Stadium at East Boston Memorial Park is set to begin at 1 p.m.