Mike Melaragni earned the first MAC Men’s Soccer Player of the Week award of his career, as the conference named him and Bowling Green’s Chris Sullivan co-players of the week Monday.
Melaragni scored both goals in Western Michigan’s season-opening win at Butler last Wednesday. The Broncos earned a 2-0 win over the Bulldogs in its first of three out-of-conference games this season.
The first goal Melaragni scored came at the 16:49 mark to put the Broncos on the board first. His second goal also came in the first half at the 35:31 mark, and WMU held that two-goal lead for the remainder of the game.
Melaragni had two goals total last season and five in his career entering 2021. This was the first multi-goal game of his collegiate career.
WMU returns to action Friday against DePaul from Westfield, Ind. The game is set to start at 3 p.m.