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NAIA Men's Soccer Players of the Week - No. 8 (Oct. 24)

October 24, 2017
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By Trevor Lininger, NAIA Athletic Communications and Media Intern

KANSASA CITY, Mo. – Charlie Clarke of Bryan (Tenn.) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Stephen Ricketts of Bryan (Tenn.) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Clarke and Ricketts were selected based on their performances from October 16 – 22 and were chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.

Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Charlie Clarke, Bryan (Tenn.)
Jr., F, Norwich, England

  • Clarke’s strong offensive week helped Bryan (Tenn.) pull off two upset wins against No. 21 Truett McConnell (Ga.) and No. 5 Georgia Gwinnett
  • Weekly Stats
    • Three goals
    • Six total points
    • Two game-winning goals

Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Stephen Ricketts, Bryan (Tenn.)
Sr., D, Dayton, Tenn.

  • Ricketts held down the back line for the Lions, helping to keep the NAIA’s second highest scorer to only 8 shots and no goals
  • Weekly Stats
    • Two wins against Top-25 teams
    • Only one goal allowe
    • Only 13 shots on goal allowed

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Offensive Nominees: Anthony Moscatello, William Woods (Mo.); Israel Vasquez, La Sierra (Calif.); Timur Zhividze, Corban (Ore.); Danny Lopez, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Bruno Jaeger, Bethel (Ind.); Eric Hegmann, Menlo (Calif.); Daniel Whitehall, Hastings (Neb.); Joseph Houlihan, Baker (Kan.); Daniel Moreira, Washington Adventist (Md.); Johan Rodriguez, York (Neb.); Yudai Yamauchi, Campbellsville (Ky.); Brody Patience, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Omar Walcott, Rio Grande (Ohio); James Westfield, Wayland Baptist (Texas); James Cooper, William Carey (Miss.); Arthur Bello Veiga, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Yuri Farkas, Madonna (Mich.)

Defensive Nominees: Alberto Pitarch, William Woods (Mo.); Brian Sanchez, Sierra Nevada (Nev.); Daniel Christenson, Northwest (Wash.); Austin Aguilera, Calumet (Ind.); Johan Escalante, Goshen (Ind.); Ryan Brown, Hope International (Calif.); Florian Caraballo, Concordia (Neb.); Joah Hickel, Baker (Kan.); Erik Espinoza, McPherson (Kan.); Bennet Strutz, Cumberland (Tenn.); Dominic Kutzke, Southwest (N.M.); Brandon Patterson, Asbury (Ky.); Declan Simpson, St. Gregory's (Okla.); Matt Redgrave, William Carey (Miss.); Connor Christie, St. Thomas (Fla.); Dary Dewalt, Cornerstone (Mich.)

2017-18 Men's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Offensive, Defensive)
Week 1 (Sept. 5): Federico Moronell, St. Thomas (Fla.), Guilherme Altoe, Mobile (Ala.)
Week 2 (Sept. 12): Prichard Sibanda, Briar Cliff (Iowa), Dusan Djordjev, Oklahoma Wesleyan
Week 3 (Sept. 19): Santiago Moore, Dalton State (Ga.), Alberto Ciroi, Baker (Kan.)
Week 4 (Sept. 26): Kelvin Omondi, John Brown (Ark.), Adam Holt, John Brown (Ark.)
Week 5 (Oct. 3): Adam James, Benedictine (Kan.), Eddie Windsor, Trinity International (Ill.)
Week 6 (Oct. 10): Tyler Collishaw, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), Yayo Olvera, Northwest Christian (Ore.)
Week 7 (Oct. 17): Stuart Aeschliman, Goshen (Ind.), Tulio Melo, Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
Week 8 (Oct. 24): Charlie Clarke, Bryan (Tenn.), Stephen Ricketts, Bryan (Tenn.)