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2015 NAIA Men's Soccer Player of the Week - No. 6 (Oct. 13)

October 13, 2015
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By Colbi Howser, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Stephen Owusu of Science & Arts (Okla.) and Iain McTurk of Columbia (Mo.) have been named NAIA National Players of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday.  These two were selected based on their performance from Oct. 5 – Oct. 11 and were chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week selections.

National Offensive Player of the Week
Stephen Owusu, Science & Arts (Okla.)
Sr., F, Accra, Ghana
• Totaled three goals this week along with six assists to help his team to a 2-0 week.
• Recorded his second career three-goal game in a 6-1 victory over Bacone (Okla.)
• Tied a team-best four assists in a win over John Brown (Ark.).
• Ranks No. 2 in total assists (0.92).
• This is his first career player of the week award.

National Offensive Player of the Week
Iain McTurk, Columbia (Mo.)
Jr., G, Copenhagen, Denmark
• Undefeated for the year and has allowed only four goals in nine games.
• Recorded six saves this week to help his team go 2-0, including a clean sheet against No. 10 Lyon (Ark.).
• Ranks No. 6 in the NAIA for goals against averaging at (0.5).
• This is his first career player of the week award.

Offensive Nominees: Pedro De Souza, Park (Mo.); Andre Scott, Union (Ky.); Henry Roque, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Tulio Ribeiro, Purdue Calumet (Ind.); Zach Sneiderwine, Marian (Ind.); Nolan Sherwood, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); John Hanscom, Biola (Calif.); Damien Austen, Hastings (Neb.); Richard Osterloh, Central Methodist (Mo.); Jack Mcgowan, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Willian Paulino, Rio Grande (Ohio); Aleksi Pahkasalo, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Steven Shelley, Waldorf (Iowa); Chris Natera, St. Thomas (Texas); Samuel Goni, Bethel (Tenn.); Lyle Gifford, Thomas (Ga.); Abdoulie Jallow, Marygrove (Mich.)

Defensive Nominees: Torge Wiedenroth, Reinhardt (Ga.); Jorge Madera, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Daniel Christenson, Northwest (Wash.); Alejandro Pacifico, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Robbie Barnhill, Grace (Ind.); Josh Glover, Westmont (Calif.); Alex Guyer, Hastings (Neb.); Ryan Emme, Baker (Kan.); Jose Sanchez, Bethany (Kan.); Paul Carr, Point Park (Pa.); Bennet Strutz, Cumberland (Tenn.); Ben Martin, Bellevue (Neb.); Sebastain Santos, St. Thomas (Texas); Palemon Plancarte, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Diego Victo da Silva, Faulkner (Ala.); Jorge Navarrete, Southeastern (Fla.); Matt Jackson, Aquinas (Mich.)

2015-16 Men's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)
Week 1 (Sept. 09): Robbie Barnhill, Grace (Ind.) , Aleksi Pahkasalo, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 2 (Sept. 16): Clark Lydon, Marymount (Calif.) , Brent Rodden, Siena Heights (Mich.)
Week 3 (Sept. 23): Marcel Schmid, Madonna (Mich.) , Sergio Royo, Northwestern Ohio
Week 4 (Sept. 30): Adam Holt, John Brown (Ark.) , Aleksi Pahkasalo, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 5 (Oct. 07): Logan Miller, Lyon (Ark.) , Isaac Huerta, Goshen (Ind.)
Week 6 (Oct. 14): Iain McTurk, Columbia (Mo.) , Stephen Owusu, Science & Arts (Okla.)


Championship Information

NAIA Men's Soccer Championship
Sport Rules - Soccer (M)