OC junior DeGrazia named as Heartland soccer player of the week

OC midfielder Domenico DeGrazia (left) has been named as the Heartland Conference's men's soccer offensive player of the week.
OC midfielder Domenico DeGrazia (left) has been named as the Heartland Conference's men's soccer offensive player of the week.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 18, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian midfielder Domenico DeGrazia was named Wednesday as the Heartland Conference’s men’s soccer offensive player of the week.

DeGrazia, a junior from Caracas, Venezuela, had two goals and an assist in the Eagles’ 6-0 win on Saturday at Central Christian (Kan.).

In a game Tuesday night at No. 9 Northeastern State, DeGrazia assisted on OC's first goal, which gave the Eagles a brief lead before they eventually lost 7-2. OC was the first team this season to score at least two goals against Northeastern, a Division II quarterfinalist last season.

DeGrazia leads the conference so far this season in goals (five) and points (12). He won a weekly player-of-the-week honor for the third time in his career, having received one from the Sooner Athletic Conference as a freshman and another from the Heartland Conference as a sophomore.