Sacramento Gold FC forward Matt Wiesenfarth has been selected as the eighth Mitre National Player of the Week for the 2017 NPSL season.
"I'm extremely grateful to the NPSL for presenting me with this honor,” Wiesenfarth commented. “I've been putting in a lot of work to get to the next level and things like these tend to validate the effort that you make. A special thanks to the Gold coaching staff and organization for giving me a spot on the team after the season had started. I look forward to scoring more goals for my hometown club this year."
The striker finished with a first-half hat trick in a 3-3 draw with Sonoma County Sol. He scored two goals the previous game, giving him a total of five goals over two matches.
“We are happy and excited that Matt is receiving the National Player of the Week award,” Sacramento Gold FC head coach Ruben Mora Jr. added. “It is well deserved. We are glad to have Matt up front for us and we are certain he will continue to be a threat.”
The Sacramento, California native was a standout at Jesuit HS, scoring 58 goals in two seasons and finishing as the program’s third all-time leading scorer.
Wiesenfarth would go on to great success at UC Davis, where he was named Conference Freshman of the Year and Freshman All-American in 2011. He would finish as the university’s second all-time leader in points. He would earn a call-up to the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team in 2012.
This is third consecutive season a Sacramento Gold FC player has been named Player of the Week, after goalkeeper John Connolly (2015) and forward Jose Martinez (2016).
The winner of this national honor is determined by a vote of media members from across the country. It is awarded every week during the regular season.