Austin Oldham Named League Player of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler sophomore Austin Oldham, who helped the Bulldogs to a championship at the Dayton Marriott Classic, has been named Horizon League Men’s Soccer Player of the Week, for the period Sept. 5-11.  The league honor is the first for the Butler forward.

Oldham scored seven points in Butler’s two matches at Dayton and was named the Offensive MVP of the four-team tournament.  He was one of four Butler players named to the All-Tournament Team at the conclusion of the event.  The second-year player contributed to four of Butler’s five goals in victories over Western Illinois, 3-2, and Houston Baptist, 2-1.

In the tournament opener against Western Illinois, Oldham tied the match at 2-2 with his first goal late in the second half.  Three minutes later, he picked up an assist on Adam Glanzer’s game-winner in the 82nd minute.  Oldham had a team-high three shots in the match, including two shots on goal.

Two days later, Oldham scored both goals in Butler’s title-clinching win over Houston Baptist.  He gave Butler the early lead with a goal just three minutes into the match, and then he nailed the game-winner in the 65th minute.  He finished the match with four shots, including three shots on goal.

Oldham has taken over the Horizon League lead in scoring with a league-high five goals and an assist through five matches.

The Bulldogs will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 17, with a match at defending national runner-up and #2-ranked Louisville.  That contest at Cardinal Park is scheduled for 7 p.m. (ET).