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Barbara, Sattler and Smith earn top awards
April 26th, 2011 7:58PM

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[WEEKLY HONORS] Maltan forward Etienne Barbara (Carolina) and veteran keeper Daryl Sattler (FC Tampa Bay) won NASL weekly top honors, while Barracuda FC forward Stefan Smith was named the USL PRO Player of the Week after he scored twice to lift the Antiguan club to its first victory.

Barbara, the NASL's Offensive Player of the Week, scored his league-leading third goal of the season in last Wednesday’s 2-0 win over FC Edmonton.

Sattler, the NASL's Defensive Player of the Week, posted his second shutout in three games in a scoreless tie at Montreal last Saturday. The 30-year-old keeper leads the NASL with 17 saves.

In his first professional star, the 21-year-old Smith scored twice in three minutes after Barracuda FC had fallen behind early against Sevilla FC Puerto Rico on Saturday night, leading it to a 3-2 victory.

USL PRO Team of the Week:
Goalkeeper
David Sierra, Sevilla P.R.
Posted shutout in Sevilla’s first win of the season
Defenders
Sascha Gorres, Richmond
Consistent performance as Richmond continued its winning start
Dustin Bixler, Harrisburg
Limited Riverhounds’ chances in Keystone Derby
Sam Stockley, New York
Controlled the center of defense in team’s shutout
Shintaro Harada, Pittsburgh
Scored game-winning goal for Riverhounds against City Islanders
Midfielders
Chris Salvaggione, Charlotte
Provided menace going forward, almost grabbed winner for Eagles
Alfonso Motagalvan, Rochester
Was influential in Rhinos midfield, scored excellent goal
Mauricio Turizo, P.R. United
Scored game-tying goal in 2-2 draw with Orlando City
Forwards
Stefan Smith, Barracuda FC
Scored twice in first start and keyed club’s first victory
Tomislav Colic, Los Angeles
Grabbed two goals as Blues romped past PR United, 4-2
Max Griffin, Orlando City
Recorded his second two-goal game of the season for the Lions



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