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NAIA Men's Soccer Players of the Week No. 1 (Sept. 4)

Ram Keller Southwestern (Kan.)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ram Keller of Southwestern (Kan.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Torge Wiedenroth of Reinhardt (Ga.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Keller and Wiedenroth were selected based on their performances from Aug. 27- Sept. 2 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
Ram Keller, Southwestern (Kan.)
5-7, FR, F., Sacramento, Cali.

  • Keller did it all for Southwestern in their sweeps last week against Manhattan Christian and Texas College. Keller collected six goals and one assist in the two games, earning a hat trick in both matches.
  • Weekly stats
    • 6 goals
    • 2 hat tricks
    • 1 assist
    • 13 total points

Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week

Torge Wiedenroth, Reinhardt (Ga.)

6-0, SR, GK, Bexhovede, Germany

  • Wiedenroth played 200 minutes last week and made 13 saves - including a half-dozen in extra time at No. 20 Cumberland (Tenn.) on Sunday - to preserve a shutout. The senior captain has yet to surrender a goal in three matches this season.
  • Weekly stats
    • 200 minutes
    • No goals allowed (2 shutouts)
    • 13 saves
    • 10 saves against No. 20 Cumberland (Tenn.)

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Offensive Nominees: Thayrone Cazeca, Williams Baptist (Ark.) ; Roberto Fernandez Garrido, Milligan (Tenn.) ; Kyle Whitt, Providence Christian (Calif.) ; Danny Lopez, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Logan Thompson, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) ; Sam Davidson, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) ; Omar Magana, William Jessup (Calif.) ; Daniel Whitehall, Hastings (Neb.) ; Eduardo Bonatto, William Penn (Iowa) ; Nicklas Nancke, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Inaki Aldao, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Jesus Cortes, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) ; Harry Reilly, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Omar Salgado, Central Christian (Kan.) ; Pascal Mohungsi, Bethel (Tenn.) ; Ciro Damine, Keiser (Fla.) ; Erick Turner, Indiana Tech 

Defensive Nominees: Alejandro Perez, Williams Baptist (Ark.) ; Victor Vinales, Providence Christian (Calif.) ; Shane Badertscher, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Philip Keller, Bethel (Ind.) ; Gregor Watson, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) ; Price Anderson, The Master's (Calif.) ; Jacobo Garcia-Nieto, Northwestern (Iowa) ; Andrea Dorella, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) ; Dean Wilson, Southwestern (Kan.) ; Kade Tomlinson, Shawnee State (Ohio) ; Palemon Plancarte, Houston-Victoria (Texas) ; Jose Domingo Xam-mar, WVU Tech ; Djibril Fofana, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) ; Evan Parks, Brewton-Parker (Ga.) ; Robert Barton, St. Thomas (Fla.) ; Ali Chokr, Lourdes (Ohio)


2018-19 Men's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)

Week 1 (September 4): Torge Wiedenroth, Reinhardt (Ga.), Ram Keller, Southwestern (Kan.)

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Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

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