Burlington, Ont. – Fadi Salback has been named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Male Athlete of the Week for the period ending October 6, 2019.
Male Athlete of the Week – Fadi Salback, Ontario Tech Ridgebacks, Soccer
The Ontario Tech Ridgebacks picked up an important pair of wins this season in their postseason pursuit, with Fadi Salback finding himself at the centre of the team’s electrifying six-point performance.
The Bowmanville, Ont. native opened the scoring in Ontario Tech’s first match of the weekend against RMC. The 13th minute tally proved to be the lone goal in the opening 45 minutes, and was also the deciding one in the game, as the Ridgebacks rolled to a 3-0 win over the Paladins to score an important three points in the standings.
In the team’s encore – a match with further postseason implications – Salback outdid himself by netting a hat trick in his team’s 4-0 win. He tapped in an open ball in the 17th minute to open the scoring before heading in his second of the match off a cross later in the half. Salback closed out the scoring in the 60th minute to become just the second ever Ridgeback to score three goals in a single match.
With his four-goal weekend, the first-year forward is now just one goal away from tying the school’s single-season scoring record (10 goals) and is now second in conference scoring.