SSN Surf Taco Week 5 Boys Soccer Player of the Week

Lupo Ryder, Raritan

The Rockets roared out of the gate in 2020 with two seven-goal performances in a sweep of Red Bank Catholic in games played on Thursday and Saturday.

While there were a host of scorers accounting for the 14 goals in the two games, Ryder stood out by scoring five of them. The sophomore striker led the way with a goal and an assist in the opening-day win, then went off for four in Saturday’s 7-0 win over the Caseys.

Saturday's four goals matched Ryder's season total from 2019, when he put up a quartet of goals as a freshman at the varsity level - the most by any Raritan player returning in 2020.

Raritan sophomore Lupo Ryder. (Photo provide by Raritan Soccer)

Ryder collected 44 percent of the vote in the Week 1 contest, beating out Ocean junior Michael Reid (22 percent) and Freehold Township senior Zach Orrico (19). All Player of the Week winners will receive a Surf Taco gift card.