Former North Idaho College soccer player Brian Farber, who plays professional soccer for the California Cougars, was named the Major Indoor Soccer League’s (MISL) Offensive Player of the Week for his play during the week of Jan. 22.
Farber led all players in the MISL that week with 13 points, posting six goals including a hat trick in the team’s contest against the Milwaukee Wave.
The award is the first for Farber, who played for NIC in 2000 and 2001. Farber was a NIC men’s soccer standout and was named Most Valuable Offensive Player for the NIC team. Farber still holds NIC’s all-time points record with 66 and is the first soccer player from the college to play for a professional team.
A transfer to Oregon State, Farber was a second team All-Pac-10 selection and played in all 20 games for the Beavers team that posted a 13-7 record and went to the NCAA playoffs.
Farber played high school soccer for Sandpoint High School and was named Idaho State High School Player of the Year in 2000. Farber was also named to the All-State high school team twice, to the All-League team three times and was awarded his high school’s Golden Toe Award in 2000.