Daniel Bruce swings the ball around Kentucky defender. Photo by Chris Crews.

After his performance against Kentucky on Saturday, redshirt junior Daniel Bruce was named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week, for the 2nd time in his career.

Bruce was awarded his first C-USA Offensive Player of the Week last season was earned through a game-winning goal over No. 3 Clemson.

Bruce spent his first year at Charlotte redshirted and then took only three shots in 2015, very quickly became a driving force on Charlotte’s offense.

He was essential last season in helping his fellow Niners claim the C-USA regular season title as well as continue to be nationally ranked throughout the season and earn a seed in the NCAA Tournament.

To earn his second career Offensive Player of the Week Bruce scored Charlotte’s lone goal against Kentucky in the 1-1 double over time tie game.

Zhuvonte Wilson crossed the ball from near midfield on the right side to just inside the box on the left side of the field for Callum Montgomery to head he ball straight to Bruce who scored a wonderful goal propelling right into the net, for his sixth goal this season.

Bruce leads the Niners with six goals and is currently tied for second in C-USA for goals in conference play with four goals. His six goals this season so far put him at 12 career goals as well as having six assists.

As the fourth seed, Charlotte will face New Mexico in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Conference Championship Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in Norfolk, VA.