GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that Oskar Agren (Defensive Player of the Week) and Grayson Barber (Co-Offensive Player of the Week) have earned ACC Player of the Week honors following Clemson’s 1-0 victory over NC State on Friday, Oct. 23. This is the first ACC weekly honor for each player in their respective careers.
Following today’s announcement, Clemson has received five weekly honors from the conference during the 2020 season, the most in a single season in program history. The previous record was four which was accomplished in 1993.
Earlier this season, Mohamed Seye (Oct. 5) and Kimarni Smith (Oct. 19) earned ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors, while George Marks (Oct. 19) has earned the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week honor.
Agren, a sophomore defender from Malmö, Sweden, receives this week’s accolade after contributing to the 13th shutout of his Clemson career and earning his 28th consecutive start in the center of the Tigers’ defense. Agren helped to limit NC State to just four shots on goal while contributing one shot of his own on the offensive side of the ball. Agren has played every minute of the 2020 season thus far.
Barber, a junior forward from Elgin, S.C., earned the ACC’s honor after scoring his first goal of the season. Barber’s goal came in the 63rd minute against the Wolfpack and was the fifth game-winning goal of his career. The goal was scored on Barber’s lone shot of the game. Barber currently ranks fourth in the nation in assists (3) and fifth in shots per game (3.00).
Barber shares the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week honor with Wake Forest’s Omar Hernandez. Hernandez scored the game-winning goal in his side’s 2-1 victory over Duke this past week.
Clemson will return to action on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., as the Tigers host North Carolina in a top-five match under the lights of Historic Riggs Field. A full preview of Tuesday’s match can be found here.