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Sept. 27, 2006

The honors continue to pile up for South Carolina senior soccer player Mike Sambursky. Soccer America selected Sambursky to its National Team of the Week for his performance in the Gamecocks’ two wins last week. On Monday, the Katy, Texas, native was recognized at the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Sambursky is leading the country in assists, according to the most recent NCAA Statistics Report. He has eight assists in nine matches for an average of 0.89 per match. Sambursky has scored at least one point in every South Carolina match this season. He leads the Gamecocks with 18 points, on five goals and eight assists, and ranks 13th nationally in scoring.

Sambursky scored a goal and registered two assists as the Gamecocks defeated NC State, 3-2, on Wednesday and then knocked off No. 15 Memphis in its Conference USA opener on Sunday, 2-1, in overtime. Against the Wolfpack, Sambursky collected an assist and in the Gamecocks’ win over the Tigers, the co-captain scored a beautiful goal from 30 yards out and set up the game-winner in overtime.

Soccer America Team of the Week (Week Ending Sept. 24)
G Tally Hall (San Diego State)D Alex Christlieb (St. Mary's)D Georgios Spanos (St. John's)M Scott Campbell (North Carolina)M Chris Mathews (Air Force)M James Stewart (Yale)F Eric Cervantes (UIC)?F Scott Loesser (Richmond)F Ciaran O'Brien (San Diego)F Mike Sambursky (South Carolina)F Graham Zusi (Maryland)