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Munford’s Furseth brings home national honor this week

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Furseth finishes off a leaping save earlier this week against Dyer County to keep the Cougars undefeated so far this season.

Furseth finishes off a leaping save earlier this week against Dyer County to keep the Cougars undefeated so far this season.

Erik Furseth, a senior goalkeeper from Munford High School (Munford, Tenn.), and Hannah Sink, a junior forward from Glenn High School (Kernersville, N.C.), are the NSCAA/ High School Players of the Week.

Furseth has been a reliable backstop for Munford throughout the course of the early portion of the season, and the senior has provided a steadying force between the pipes for a team that’s given up just one goal so far. In fact, Munford is off to a 5-0-0 start with four shutouts, and the only goal was via penalty kick. Last week, he faced three opponents and registered shutouts in all three games. That involved 18 saves over that span, including one athletic stop on a penalty kick to preserve a shutout.

Sink was rampant up top for Glenn in a pair of massive wins over South Stokes and Thomasville. In the first outing, the talented forward player registered a goal and a pair of assists to be involved with every Glenn goal in a 3-1 victory. In the next contest, she lashed home four goals and assisted on two more to cement a huge 10-0 win. That bumped up her season tally to eight goals and five assists in just five games.

Other boys finalists include David Koprowski (Brookland-Cayce High School, Cayce, S.C.) and Garrett Shan (Cambridge High School, Milton, Ga.). Other girls finalists include Carrie Lewis (Charlotte Country Day High School, Charlotte, N.C.) and Hannah Shute (Chamblee Charter High School, Chamblee, Ga.).

The NSCAA/ High School Player of the Week honor is designed to highlight a selection of the nation’s rising stars populating the high school ranks. Coaches are free to nominate a boys or girls player each week through our submission form that can be found here. Be sure to include the school and any relevant stats from the previous week. The selection process will take into account a slew of factors from contribution to team results to individual accolades. Honorees are announced each Wednesday.

The next submission deadline will be noon (CT) on April 7 before the Player of the Week announcement on April 9.

About the NSCAA

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Kan., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community.

The NSCAA is the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization with members at every level of the game. The membership is primarily made up of coaches, but also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members ways to enhance the game of soccer by providing a national education program, interaction and networking opportunities, and membership benefits.

For more information about the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, visit


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