LANSING, Mich. – Following numerous strong performances, Lansing Ignite FC forward Pato Botello-Faz has been voted July's LIFC Player of the Month.
Impressing the coaching staff in training, the forward earned his first starts of the USL League One season during the month of July and lived up to expectations, scoring goals and combining well with his teammates in the attacking third.
Botello-Faz earned 40 percent of the fan votes, while midfielder Tumi Moshobane finished second with 34 percent of the votes. Rafa Mentzingen garnered 18 percent of the total, while Elma Nfor received nine percent of the votes.
Pato Botello-Faz, Forward – The talented forward appeared in all six matches for the team during the month, scoring two goals and combining well with his teammates in the attack. He recorded three chances created.
Rafa Mentzingen, Midfielder – The Brazilian standout appeared in four games for the team in July, recording two goals and three assists. Mentzingen was a problem for every defense he faced and recorded six scoring chances.
Tumi Moshobane, Midfielder – The South African talent appeared in five matches for LIFC and recorded a team-high three goals during the month. He also recorded a team-high eight scoring chances.
Elma Nfor, Forward – The strong forward was appeared in all six matches for Lansing during the month and was a menace for every team, scoring two goals and providing one assist. He also recorded seven scoring chances.