The Sao Paulo, Brazil native had a big week for the undefeated RedStorm, scoring three goals and two assists. Isberner collected a pair of assists in Rio's 5-2 victory over Cedarville and then closed out the week with an impressive three-goal performance in Rio's 7-0 whitewashing of Georgetown College.
The weekly award is the first this season for Isberner. Oliver Hewitt-Fisher earned the honor back on September 20 and goalkeeper Jonathan Viscosi has captured the MSC Defensive Player of the Week honor three times this season.
Rio Grande head coach Scott Morrissey was pleased to see one of his players get an offensive award this time around. "It's nice to get that recognition for an attacking player and Richard had a pretty good week," said Morrissey. "On the Thursday game against Cedarville I thought he played exceptional, keeping the ball and distributing the ball and obviously getting two assists in that game were very big."
"Going to Georgetown, scoring three, that's what you're asking your strikers to do," Morrissey added. "He's putting the ball in the back of the net and you can't ask for much more than that, but he's also sharing it and doing a lot of other things for us. It's good recognition for him and I'm pleased."
Isberner currently ranked 3rd in the conference with 12 goals. He has amassed 33 points this season, which places him second in the MSC.
Isberner is one of many high-scoring players the RedStorm have this season, which makes them so difficult to beat - a team just can't shutdown one man and get a win, Rio has too much depth. "I think there are four or five options and if you look at the scoring lists and whose getting our goals, there's a handful of guys with seven, eight, nine goals, I think we're deep enough and good enough that you're just not going to shut one person down and think that that's going to be it as far as Rio scoring," Morrissey said. "It's a nice problem to have and it's certainly again, good credit for Richard, but also to for the team. It's always nice to get that recognition.
No. 2 ranked Rio Grande returns to action tonight (Tuesday) at home versus St. Catharine College at 7 p.m. The game will be played on the practice field.