JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. –Ross Frame (Welshpool, Powys, United Kingdom) became the first Carson-Newman student-athlete to be voted SAC player of the week for 2013 Tuesday. He is the first C-N men's soccer player of the week since 2010.
"There's no surprises that he's been voted the player of the week," Carson-Newman head soccer coach Richard Moodie said. "It was inevitable; it had to happen sometime."
This past week, Frame accumulated six points. He put up both assists in the Eagles' narrow 3-2 loss to Young Harris last Wednesday and contributed two goals to C-N's 3-0 win over Lenoir-Rhyne Saturday.
"He had a frustrating start to the season," Moodie said. "He had a lot of chances early on and came up short, but he's found his knack and is working hard. As the year progresses, he's growing in confidence."
Frame currently leads the Eagles in shots, shots on goal and overall points with 37, 21 and 19 respectively. Likewise, Frame leads the Eagles in goals and assists at seven and five correspondingly.
"Ross is a fantastic player, a great leader and a natural born goal scorer," Moodie said. "He does all the right things."
Frame has started all eight games for Carson-Newman. He holds a .568 shot on goal percentage and a shot percentage of .189.
"He's not playing his best football," Moodie said. "He is capable of capitalizing on more chances."
With 19 points to his name, Frame tops the SAC standings and is tied for 13th in the nation.
"That's the difference between this year and last," Moodie said. "We needed someone to score goals. Frame has come in and done exactly that for us."
He is also tied for second in goals scored and tied for third in the assists and shots taken categories in the conference.
"We're very proud of him, of his efforts and of his work ethic in and out of practice," Moodie said. "He is a great representation of what we're about as a soccer program and as a university."