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Sept. 5, 2018 - The Northeast Football Conference has selected Monroe’s Jalen Brown, Niadre Zouzoua and Diogo Alves as the conference’s players of the week.


Brown, a 6-foot, 180-pound sophomore quarterback from Bridgeport, Connecticut, receives the NEFC Offensive Player of the Week Award for the second-straight week. He ran for 89 yards and threw for 91 yards in the Mustangs’ 17-14 win over Nassau. Brown ran 61 yards for the tying touchdown and then led Monroe to the go-ahead field goal.


Zouzoua, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound sophomore defensive lineman, recorded four tackles, including two quarterback sacks in Monroe’s win. He also caused a fumble to go with 2.5 tackles for loss.

Special Teams

Alves, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound freshman kicker/punter, made the game-winning 42-yard field goal against Nassau. He also made both extra-point attempts and had a 60-yard punt. He finished the game averaging 63.5 yards per kickoff with two touchbacks and 44.17 yards per punt on six punts.

2018 Players of the Week

Date Offensive Defensive Special Teams
9/5 Jalen Brown, Monroe Brendan DeVera, ASA Jordan Valerius-Twyman, Monroe
9/11 Jalen Brown, Monroe Niadre Zouzoua, Monroe Diogo Alves, Monroe