CHICAGO --- Calumet College of St. Joseph's Jesus Avalos (Chicago, Ill.) keyed an upset victory over NAIA No. 15-ranked Robert Morris University on Saturday and Holy Cross College's Victor Navarro (South Bend, Ind.) remained untouchable in goal to earn Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors, respectively, it was announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Avalos, a senior forward, accounted for all three of Calumet St. Joseph's goals during the week ending Oct. 7, including both tallies in a 2-1 come-from-behind win over highly-ranked Robert Morris. His other goal came in a 7-1 setback to Saint Xavier University.
Navarro, a freshman, extended his scoreless streak to 356 minutes over the past three-plus games with shutout victories over both University of St. Francis and Roosevelt University. Navarro stopped four shots on goal in a 4-0 win over St. Francis on Wednesday and followed that up with another four saves in a 2-0 victory over Roosevelt on Saturday.
Navarro, whose last goal allowed came in the third minute of a 2-1 upset victory over Robert Morris on Sept. 25, now has four shutouts on the season, including three in a row.
Holy Cross' perfect 2-0 week pushed the Saints' overall record to 7-4 on the season and 4-1 in league play, one game behind conference frontrunner Saint Xavier University (9-3, 5-0).
Calumet St. Joseph is now 5-7 overall and 3-2 in the league.