Tani Oluwaseyi helped the Red Storm to a 4-0 victory over Marquette. (Photo courtesy of the St. John’s SID)
QUEENS, N.Y. – After leading the St. John’s University men to their third conference win to kick off conference play, Tani Oluwaseyi and Rafael Bustamante were honored by the Big East for their efforts.
Oluwaseyi was named the Big East offensive player of the week for the first time in his career while Bustamante garnered a spot on the Big East weekly honor roll.
Oluwaseyi, a member of the 2018 Big East All-Freshman Team, earned his first weekly award from the conference after tallying his first career brace in a 4-0 win over Marquette University Friday. The sophomore from Mississauga, Ont., provided a pair of second-half insurance goals, allowing the Red Storm to record a 4-0 win, its largest margin of victory in the conference since 2013.
Oluwaseyi leads both the team and the conference with six goals. He is also tied for the highest season output by a St. John’s player since the College Cup season of 2008.
Bustamante, who won Big East defensive player of the week accolades last week, earned this weekly recognition after supplying an offensive spark for the Johnnies in Milwaukee. In addition to helping the Red Storm record its sixth shutout, Bustamante scored the game-winner in the 35th minute, blasting a left-footed shot into the upper-left corner of the net. It was Bustamante’s first goal with St. John’s.
The Red Storm hosts hosting Temple University for its non-conference finale at Belson Stadium Tuesday at 7 p.m.