"He wasn't in our weight program all fall as the other freshmen were," coach Shawn Nadelen said Wednesday morning. "So he was a little bit behind there as far as his strength and conditioning. He was definitely playing catch-up, and you could tell that on the field. The pace which he was playing at wasn't up to where everybody else was. There was a learning curve for him, and he had some down days, some frustrating days for him. We continued to stay positive with him and we continued to encourage him, and now he's seeing the fruits of his labor come through so far with a couple nice goals in the first two games."