WACO, TEXAS (Oct. 1, 2013)-- Jorge Cantu of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) earned a share of the Red River Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award for Sept. 23-29. He shares the award with Jeminson Mejia of Huston-Tillotson University.
Cantu, a junior forward from Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, Mexico, recorded a hat trick to spur a 3-0 victory for the Saints over non-conference opponent University of Houston-Victoria. Making Cantu's feat more extraordinary was that he didn't play in the first half of the game. Shortly after taking the pitch for the second half, he scored in the 47th minute with a shot from his left foot. He added two more goals in the 60th and 67th minute. Cantu nearly added a fourth goal late in the game after dribbling past the goalkeeper, but his attempt was knocked away by a UHV defender. OLLU is 0-1 in conference play and 7-2 overall.
Cantu joined the Saints last season after attending the University of Texas-Pan American and the University of Texas at Brownsville. He is majoring in biology and minoring in Spanish at OLLU.