Neto and Morris have both been having great seasons for the KiXX (Photos by Contrast Photography).
KiXX Take Two of Three League Accolades
Philadelphia (Thursday, March 4, 2010) – Today marks a busy news day for the Philadelphia KiXX, with the team being notified by the Major Indoor Soccer League that forward Adauto Neto has been named Offensive Player of the Month with defender Pat Morris receiving Defensive Player of the Month accolades. The monthly award is the second straight for Morris and the first of the season for Neto.
"I am happy to see that Pat and Neto have been recognized for their strong efforts and performances this past month,” KiXX head coach Don D’Ambra said of the award winning duo. “They have exemplified good leadership and have made some big plays when they were most needed. These awards are well deserved by both players."
The star of Neto continues to shine bright in the City of Brotherly Love, with the 2006 MISL MVP having one of the best seasons of his illustrious career. The Brazilian striker moved into the league lead in points with 46 after closing out February with a six-point performance against the Baltimore Blast this past Sunday. His 15 goals are the most in the league, and his 15 assists are also the best mark in the MISL. For the month, Neto tallied 18 points in only four games (4.5 points/game), scoring six goals and six assists with his lowest point total in the month still being a multi-point effort with three points.
In three February games, Morris tallied eight points on four goals. He blocked seven shots during those three contests while anchoring the Philadelphia defense, and his two-point goal against Milwaukee on February 21st put the Philadelphia native over 450 points for his career. Morris, who was also named the MISL Defender of the Month in January, ranks second on the KiXX and is tied for sixth in the league with 33 points while leading the league with 26 blocks.
The KiXX return home this Sunday to host Boy Scout and Girl Scout Day. Tickets for that match are available now by calling 1-888-888-KiXX or by visiting www.ComcastTix.com.