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Editor’s note: With 58 percent of the vote, Brody Hall has been named Player of the Week for Issue 4. Look for his Q&A in Sept. 30’s issue of the Michigan Journal.

By The Michigan Journal Sports Staff

What a week for University of Michigan-Dearborn athletics. And what a lineup of UM-Dearborn Player of the Week candidates for the Michigan Journal’s fourth issue.

There were two first-career soccer goals, the volleyball team is inching closer to its first win of the season and hockey swept Pittsburgh with a pair of routs.

Jeff McFarland, issue three’s UM-Dearborn Player of the Week, netted three goals to increase his total to nine on the season. Check out his Q-and-A this week.

Without further adieu, here our the candidates for this week’s Player of the Week honor. Voting ends at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Who is your selection for the Michigan Journal's UM-Dearborn Player of the Week for Issue 4?

  • Brody Hall (58%, 73 Votes)
  • Megan Wright (19%, 24 Votes)
  • Jase Paciocco (17%, 21 Votes)
  • Richard Hodnicki (6%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 125

Brody Hall, freshman — men’s soccer

Stats: First-career goal vs. Spring Arbor (Sept. 17)

The second goal scored by the UM-Dearborn men’s soccer team happened to be Brody Hall’s first career goal. Hall has played in four of the Wolverines’ five games, totaling two shots on goal and two points.

Richard Hodnicki, freshman — men’s soccer

Stats: First-career goal vs. Rochester (Sept. 19)

Two days after Hall netted his first collegiate goal, Richard Hodnicki did the same. Not only did he find the net, Hodnicki led the Wolverines with four shots on goal in a loss to Rochester.

Megan Wright, freshman — volleyball

Stats: 17 digs, 6 assists vs. Rochester (Sept. 19)

UM-Dearborn volleyball nearly broke through for its first win of the season against Rochester. Megan Wright was a big reason why. The Wolverines pushed Rochester to five sets behind the freshman’s 17 digs and six assists.

Jase Paciocco, senior — hockey

Stats: 2 goals, 1 assist vs. Pittsburgh (Sept. 19-20)

UM-Dearborn hockey has many weapons in an offense averaging 8.25 goals per game through four games. But it was senior captain Jase Paciocco who led the Wolverines to their first road sweep of the year. Paciocco netted one goal each game in Pittsburgh, adding an assist Saturday.