NAIA Menís Soccer Players of the Week Ė No. 1 (Sept. 6)
By Spencer Scheve, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Hayden Dees of Mobile (Ala.) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week and Alex Durbin of Dordt (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday.
National Offensive Player of the Week
Alex Durbin, Dordt (Iowa)
6-2, Sr., Forward, Omaha, Nebraska
• In three matches last week, recorded six goals and one assist, tallying 13 points in two victories.
• Has had a hand in all but one goal scored by Dordt this season.
• Has now scored a goal in each of Dordt’s four games this season.
• Stands with eight goals and an assist on the year, which is leading the NAIA.
• Is just three goals shy of his season-high in goals – 11 in 2015.
• First career NAIA National Offensive Player of the Week award
National Defensive Player of the Week
Hayden Dees, Mobile (Ala.)
6-0, Sr., GK, Fairhope, Ala.
• In the only game of the week, Dees made six saves for a shutout win at seventh-ranked Columbia.
• Four of his six stops came in the second half of the match.
• In just four games played this season, Dees has 13 saves and only six goals allowed.
• First career NAIA National Defensive Player of the Week award.
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: Rodrigo Alves, William Woods (Mo.) ; Prince Gbeadeh, Point (Ga.) ; Yauri De Groot, Soka (Calif.) ; Tyler Hoiem, Eastern Oregon ; Michael Ohioze, St. Ambrose (Iowa) ; Enrique Salazar, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) ; Ivan Azpeita, Vanguard (Calif.) ; Tanner Hunjak, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) ; Jack Gurr, Georgia Gwinnett ; Marcos Recio Blanco, Friends (Kan.) ; Ross Lindsay, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Jean Bonnin, Waldorf (Iowa) ; Gerado Arriaga, Houston-Victoria (Texas) ; Pau Delgado Rodriguez, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Jamie Campbell, Southwestern Christian (Okla.) ; Newton Henry, Mobile (Ala.) ; Jarrod Ingram, Thomas (Ga.) ; Carlos Monterrey, Northwestern Ohio
Defensive Nominees: Thalu Masindi, Park (Mo.) ; Dino Jones, Bryan (Tenn.) ; Ryan Schmucker, Soka (Calif.) ; Alfredo Lara, Eastern Oregon ; Miguel David , Purdue Northwest (Ind.) ; Adam Hunt, Spring Arbor (Mich.) ; Brandon Gomez, Vanguard (Calif.) ; Joe White, Hastings (Neb.) ; Hunter Peel, Avila (Mo.) ; Lewis Sharpe, Georgia Gwinnett ; Fernando Machado, Oklahoma Wesleyan ; Daniel Nimmo, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Humberto Figueroa, Waldorf (Iowa) ; Brian Redmond, Houston-Victoria (Texas) ; Grafton Hamilton, Asbury (Ky.) ; Adam Holt, John Brown (Ark.) ; Donal Branagan, Thomas (Ga.) ; Adam Viviano, Indiana Tech2016-17 Men's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)
Week 1 (September 07): Hayden Dees, Mobile (Ala.) , Alex Durbin, Dordt (Iowa)