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Baddock earns PBC soccer honors

From Staff Reports

Clayton College & State University's Shaun Baddock scored two-game winning goals last week, including the game-winner in overtime against Peach Belt Conference rival the University of North Florida on Saturday.

And for his efforts, the Peach Belt Conference has named Baddock its men's soccer Player of the Week.

Baddock, a junior forward from Randhurst, South Africa, led the Lakers to two victories last week, scoring three goals. He had the team's game-winning goal in its 2-1 victory over North Georgia College & State University Wednesday and two goals against over North Florida on Saturday.

He gave the team its first lead against North Florida on a header at the 55-minute mark, followed by drilling the game-winner from eight yards out at the 93-minute mark. His game-winner against NG&SU came in the 65th minute on a shot from 10 yards out.

The three goals last week give him four on the season and tie him with freshman forward Pa'Alasan Jahumpa for the team lead.

Baddock's two goals against North Florida and the PBC honor are especially gratifying since he suffered a season-ending knee injury last year.

At the time of last year's injury, he was leading the Peach Belt Conference and a big reason for Clayton State's early season success as the Lakers were 7-0 and ranked fourth in the country before the 2002 UNF match. Last season's injury for Baddock was even more difficult, as it came on the heels of a season-ending knee injury in 2001 to his other knee.

Baddock is Clayton State's first Player of the Week this year after having two players receive the honor last year.