Surf Taco Week 7 Boys Soccer Player of the Week

Santieno Harding, Ocean

It’s hard to make the case that any player in the Shore Conference Tournament is playing better than Harding has for Ocean. The senior forward scored three goals and two assists in the Spartans' first three tournament games, including a two-goal game in a 3-0 Ocean win over Raritan and two huge plays that led to the Spartans’ two goals in the result over Holmdel. In that win over the top team in the tournament, Harding scored the equalizer and assisted a go-ahead goal by James Schutz.

Although he did not score in Ocean's thrilling, 1-0, overtime win over Christian Brothers Academy, Harding dug deep during the second overtime to make a run against CBA's hounding back line and forced a throw-in. Luke Yates then launched the throw that led to Leo Montesinos's golden goal.

Harding won the latest Player of the Week with 28.8 percent of the vote - the first week with new voting rules. Justin Goldberg of Manalapan came in second with 20 percent.

2018 Player of the Week Winners

Week 1: Dane Bodziak, Toms River East

Week 2: Isaac Ball, Freehold Boro

Week 3: Ryan Caruso, Manalapan

Week 4: Ki Costa, Point Beach

Week 5: Joe Weinstein, Manasquan

Week 6: Dom Bellomo, CBA