Franchise first, Montelares named MASL Player of the Week

by Brian Ackley

For the first time in Florida history, a Tropics player has been named MASL Player of the Week.

Earlier this week Montelares earned his first career Team of the Week recognition.

Last week Montelares helped the Tropics jump out to a 4-1 lead over the Rampage late in the second half, then provided an assist late in the game to help preserve the win in Florida’s home opener. The second-year defender has already scored a goal and two assists, compared to two goals and four assists in 18 games last season.
In an interview with MASLtv earlier, the Brazilian defender talked about the differences between this year and his rookie season as well as how his teammates helped him adjust to the game in the United States. The full interview can be seen here.

The Tropics will host the two-time defending MASL champion Baltimore Blast Saturday night at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. Kickoff is at 7:35 p.m. The game will be broadcast live at