By Spencer Scheve, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Mauricio Salgado of Trinity Christian (Ill.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Bryan McDowell of Cincinnati Christian (Ohio) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday.
National Offensive Player of the Week
Mauricio Salgado, Trinity Christian (Ill.)
5-11, Sr., F, Wauconda, Ill.
• In two matches this week, Salgado recorded six goals, tallying 12 points.
• He posted a hat trick in both games this week against Moody Bible (Ill.) and Calumet (Ind.).
• Salgado ranks No. 4 in the NAIA in total goals (16), goals per game (1.33) and total points (36).
National Defensive Player of the Week
Bryan McDowell, Cincinnati Christian (Ohio)
6-2, Jr., GK, Cincinnati, Ohio
• McDowell recorded back-to-back shutout victories against Asbury (Ky.) and Hiwassee (Tenn.).
• Posted 13 combined saves, including five against conference rival Asbury.
• He was credited with the assist in the only goal against Hiwassee.
For a complete list of all the national statistical leaders, click here.
For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Offensive Nominees: Claudio Rivadeneira, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Jean-Emmanuel Ahouman, Bluefield (Va.); Josue Gramajo, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Samuel Biek, Bethel (Ind.); Marco Kummerle, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Cesar Cruz-Martinez, Hope International (Calif.); Alex Durbin, Dordt (Iowa); Marco Fichtner, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Andrew White, Georgia Gwinnett; Markel Aznal, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Daniel Williams, Cumberland (Tenn.); Yan Arruda Caires, Waldorf (Iowa); Confidence Ogo, Texas College; Brad Wilson, Midway (Ky.); Igor Stojanovic, Southwestern Christian (Okla.); Joaquin Ruiz Cabello, William Carey (Miss.); Regan Billings, Cornerstone (Mich.)
Defensive Nominees: Daniel Carrasco, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Lee Harris-Brown, Bluefield (Va.); Jafet Mora, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Tom Kemennu, Evergreen (Wash.); Pablo Ortiz, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Cobi Piper, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Zachary Satton, San Diego Christian (Calif.); Joe White, Hastings (Neb.); Kyle Young, Baker (Kan.); Lewis Sharpe, Georgia Gwinnett; Alexei Lopez, Ottawa (Kan.); Bennet Strutz, Cumberland (Tenn.); Daniel Coupland, Bellevue (Neb.); Jorge Cavazos, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Adam Holt, John Brown (Ark.); Mitchell Blair, William Carey (Miss.); Dary Dewalt, Cornerstone (Mich.)2016-17 Men's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)
Week 1 (September 07): Hayden Dees, Mobile (Ala.) , Alex Durbin, Dordt (Iowa)
Week 2 (September 14): Joe White, Hastings (Neb.) , Chance Bourdene, William Carey (Miss.)
Week 3 (September 21): Nikola Kahvedzic, Northwestern Ohio , Pepe Cejudo, Northwestern Ohio
Week 4 (September 28): Garrett Byrd, Oregon Tech , Daniel Whitehall, Hastings (Neb.)
Week 5 (October 05): Nikola Kahvedzic, Northwestern Ohio , Aleksi Pahkasalo, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 6 (October 12): Bryan McDowell, Cincinnati Christian (Ohio) , Mauricio Salgado, Trinity Christian (Ill.)