By Pete Scantlebury, Manager of Athletics Communication and Media
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Morris Kamara of Spring Arbor (Mich.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Zach Weidman of Spring Arbor has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the National Office announced Tuesday. Kamara and Weidman were selected based on their performances from Sept. 10-16 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
Morris Kamara, Spring Arbor
6-0, SR, F; Grand Rapids, Mich.
- Morris Kamara scored four goals in two games this week, including one in Spring Arbor's upset of No. 12 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.). He also recorded his second hat trick of the season with three goals against Lawrence Tech (Mich.). Kamara has a team-high eight goals this season, which also ranks first in the Crossroads League
- Four total goals
Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Zach Weidman, Spring Arbor
6-2, JR, G; Spring Arbor, Mich.
- Zach Weidman made a career-high 11 saves in Spring Arbor's upset of No. 12 Cardinal Stritch. He followed that up with a three-save, combined-shutout win over Lawrence Tech. Since taking over as starting goalkeeper, Weidman has a 4-0-0 record, allowing one goal in 306 minutes of action, and 18 saves.
- 171 minutes
- 14 saves
- One goal allowed
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Offensive Nominees: Isaac Lehmkuhl, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Juan Gomez, Point (Ga.); Israel Vasquez, La Sierra (Calif.); Michael Ebel, Eastern Oregon; Michael Gutierrez, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Sebastian Cortez, Vanguard (Calif.); Tyler Limmer, Northwestern (Iowa); Daniel Hernandez, Central Methodist (Mo.); Rodney Smith, Saint Mary (Kan.); Kevin Delange, Shawnee State (Ohio); Goitom Kidane, Waldorf (Iowa); Guilherme Martins, LSU Shreveport (La.); Montel Mckenzie, Cincinnati Christian (Ohio); Aboubakr Diallo, Oklahoma City; Jonas Arcalean, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Jake Van Der Luit, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Shea Mannings, University of Northwestern Ohio
Defensive Nominees: Alberto Pitarch, William Woods (Mo.); Victor Profit, Reinhardt (Ga.); Ricky Rosas, UC Merced; Michael Miller, Southern Oregon; Shane Badertscher, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Luke Holt, Arizona Christian; Connor Tupper, Northwestern (Iowa); Isaac Jenkins, Benedictine (Kan.); Julio Belo, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Jacob Roberts, Georgetown (Ky.); Calum Brodie, LSU Shreveport (La.); Jose Domingo Xam-mar, WVU Tech; Andre Salvador, Oklahoma City; Tyler Brands, Middle Georgia State; James Feehan, Warner (Fla.); Joshua Mitchell, Cornerstone (Mich.)
2018-19 Men's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)
Week 1 (September 05):
Week 2 (September 12): Ryan Harrisskitt, Columbia (Mo.), Parker Moon, Columbia (Mo.)
Week 3 (September 19): Zach Weidman, Spring Arbor (Mich.), Morris Kamara, Spring Arbor (Mich.)