Indy Eleven defender/midfielder Neveal Hackshaw has been voted to the USL Championship Team of the Week for Week 12. Hackshaw was a powerhouse for Indy’s backline last Saturday against Nashville SC, as he won 10 of 14 duels, accumulated 14 recoveries and three interceptions that helped lead the team to its fifth consecutive shutout in all competitions. Hackshaw also completed over 80 percent of his passes on the evening, checking another box on the Trinidad & Tobago international’s impressive effort up and down the left flank.
Hackshaw’s Team of the Week appearance marks the fifth time a member of Indiana’s Team has made the weekly cut in 2019. Ayoze Garcia (Week 4, 11), Dane Kelly (Week 7; Player of the Week) and Evan Newton (Week 9; Player of the Week) have also earned spots in Team of the Week lineups so far this season.
Hackshaw continues to impress in the USL Eastern Conference after coming stateside three seasons ago with Charleston Battery. He made 82 appearances during his stint with the Battery, starting 32 of 33 appearances, scoring one goal and two assists during in Black and Yellow last season. Moreover, Hackshaw solidified his status as a stout defensive midfielder, having accumulated 146 clearances and 45 interceptions by the end of 2018.
Outside of league play, Hackshaw has been making a name for himself for his national team contributions. In total, Hackshaw has earned 16 caps for Trinidad & Tobago, having made his international debut with the Soca Warriors’ U-20 team in January 2015 and his senior international debut two months later as a substitute in a Copa America Centenario qualifying round against Haiti. Hackshaw’s most recent international appearance came as an impressive late-game substitute at Wales on March 20, and he’s eyeing more potential “caps” this summer after recently being named to T&T’s 40-man preliminary roster for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.