TAMPA, Fla. – Sacramento Republic FC forward Cameron Iwasa has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 18 of the 2018 season. Iwasa recorded two goals and one assist as Republic FC took a 3-1 victory against the Swope Park Rangers last Wednesday night, the first home defeat suffered by Swope Park in almost a calendar year.
Iwasa received 39 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. The New York Red Bulls II’s Jared Stroud finished second with 33 percent after recording a hat trick against the Richmond Kickers last Friday night.
GK – Travis Worra, Richmond Kickers: Worra recorded 17 saves across two games for the Kickers, including a single-game high this season with 12 against the New York Red Bulls II this past Friday.
D – Paul Marie, Reno 1868 FC: Marie recorded an assist, completed 36 of 45 passes and won eight of 13 duels overall as 1868 FC took a 4-1 victory against the LA Galaxy II last Wednesday night.
D – Shannon Gomez, Sacramento Republic FC: Gomez recorded 12 interceptions and won seven tackles as Republic FC conceded only one goal in two games while defeating the Swope Park Rangers and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.
D – Neveal Hackshaw, Charleston Battery: Hackshaw scored what proved to be the game-winner in the Battery’s victory on Saturday against Louisville and recorded 10 clearances while winning 13 of 21 duels overall in two victories over the week for Charleston.
M – Aodhan Quinn, Orange County SC: Quinn played a key role in Orange County’s opening two goals of a 3-0 victory against San Antonio FC while putting in a solid shift in the center of midfield for his side.
M – Juan Pablo Caffa, Fresno FC: Caffa had a goal and assist as the Foxes took a 4-0 victory against Phoenix Rising FC on Saturday night to move into the playoff positions with the club’s third consecutive victory.
M – Alex Dixon, OKC Energy FC: Dixon had two goals and one assist to lead Energy FC to its high-scoring 6-4 victory against Las Vegas Lights FC in the USL Game of the Week last Wednesday night.
M – Marvin Loria, Portland Timbers 2: Loria recorded a goal and assist, notched four key passes and won 15 of 20 duels overall as T2 took a 2-1 victory against the Swope Park Rangers on Saturday night.
F – Raul Mendiola, Las Vegas Lights FC: Mendiola scored the first hat trick in Las Vegas’ history, striking three times in the second half of a losing effort as Lights FC fell 6-4 to OKC Energy FC last Wednesday night.
F – Jared Stroud, New York Red Bulls II: Stroud scored a hat trick – his first three goals as a professional – on Friday night as the Red Bulls II romped past the Richmond Kickers in a 5-1 victory.
F – Cameron Iwasa, Sacramento Republic FC: Iwasa had two goals and an assist as Sacramento Republic FC handed the Swope Park Rangers their first home loss of the season in a 3-1 victory last Wednesday night.
Bench: Maxime Crepeau (OTT), Conor Donovan (RGV), Kevan George (CLT), Oliver Shannon (ATL), Corben Bone (CIN), Gordon Wild (CHS), Jerry van Ewijk (RNO)