Rhode Island Reds FC forward Komla Fabrice Dogbey has been selected as the National Premier Soccer League player of the week.
Dogbey tallied five goals and two assists in two matches against Hartford City FC and New York Athletic Club this week.
“This award means a lot to me,” Dogbey said. “I am humbled and honored to win the NPSL national player of the week. I would like to thank the Rhode Island Reds and my teammates for making this possible.”
Added Rhode Island Reds FC chairman Kabba Joof: “I am delighted for Fabrice that he has been recognized for an excellent week. Fabrice is an intelligent, physically gifted player that has been an integral part of our offense in the past five years. His attitude, work rate and professionalism will help him in his desire to play at the next level.”
The Togo native graduated from Hope High School in Providence, R.I. in 2014, earning Rhode Island Gatorade Player of the Year, All-New England, All-State, and All-Academic honors. He was recruited by several programs in New England and decided to attend Rhode Island College. He became a prolific scorer for the Anchormen, registering 46 goals in 73 appearances. He won several major collegiate awards, including first team All-New England, first team All-Little East Conference, second team All-Region, Little East Conference offensive player of the year and Little East Conference offensive player of the week honors.
“Since the first day, I saw Fabrice I knew he was the real deal,” Rhode Island Reds FC head coach Mario Pereira said. “He has met all my expectations and more. He has the physical ability and mental toughness to hold up defenders and allow our midfielders to come up and be part of the attack, he has been instrumental in our offense the three years I have been the head coach of the Reds. He deserved this award because he has been playing fantastic the past four games.”
Dogbey, who has been with the Reds since 2014, has scored 10 goals this season with a 25 career goals.