SSN Surf Taco Week 6 Boys Soccer Player of the Week

Alex Heid, Toms River East

After a 1-6 start and dropping to 2-7 with a loss to rival Toms River South, Toms River East ripped off three straight wins during last week’s schedule to move within two more wins of the .500 mark heading into the state tournament.

Heid was a central contributor in the three wins, finishing the week with four goals and an assist. The senior scored a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Toms River South on Monday, notched the lone goal in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Brick Memorial and pumped in two more goals on Wednesday – the second of which was the golden-goal winner in overtime against Brick Memorial.

Heid and the Raiders will look to extend their season Tuesday, when they travel to play Lacey in the sectional quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA Central East Group III South Tournament.

Last week's Player of the Week vote produced a clear winner with 34 percent of the Week 6 vote going to Heid. Runner-up Adam Havens of Freehold Township checked in with 20 percent of the vote. All Shore Sports Network Boys Soccer Player of the Week winners receive a gift card to Surf Taco.

Toms River East senior Alex Heid. (Photo provided by Toms River East Boys Soccer)