ATLANTA – Aris Briggs of the men's soccer team is this week’s Georgia State Student-Athlete of the Week for a second-straight week after leading the Panthers to a tie against ETSU on Saturday night.
Briggs continued his hot start to the 2019 season as the Memphis, Tenn., native scored his ninth goal of the year in Georgia State’s 2-2 draw with ETSU Saturday night at Summers-Taylor Stadium. Briggs’ offensive production has been a huge factor in GSU’s 4-0-3 start, the first time since 1967 the team has opened the first seven matches of a season without a loss – tying the program record.
Briggs has scored in all but one match this season, including three multi-goal performances. He leads the Sun Belt in total points (18), goals (9) and game-winning goals (3). Nationally, the junior forward ranks first in NCAA Division I men’s soccer in goals per game average (1.29) and is tied for first in total goals with nine according to the latest stats.
The Panthers will return to the field on Tuesday traveling to Stetson in DeLand, Fla., for a 7 p.m. match-up with the Hatters.