By Pete Scantlebury, NAIA Manager of Athletics Communications
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jonas Arcalean of Martin Methodist (Tenn.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Julien Gregoire of Martin Methodist has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Arcalean and Gregoire were selected based on their performances from Sept. 17-23 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
Jonas Arcalean, Martin Methodist
6-1, SO, F, Vaihingen, Germany
- Arcalean remained hot and helped guide the RedHawks to two wins this week. Against then-No. 15 Georgia Gwinnett, Arcalean bagged three goals and added one assist. The hat trick was the second in as many games for the sophomore. He added a goal and an assist in a 6-0 win at Oakland City (Ind.) on Thursday
- Four goals
- Two assists
- Ten total points
Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Julien Gregoire, Martin Methodist
5-10, SO, GK, Deauville, France
- Gregoire turned in one of his best performances of the season in a win vs. then-No. 15 Georgia Gwinnett on Tuesday. Notched six saves, including several point-blank chances. Followed up with five saves in a win at Oakland City on Thursday. The clean sheet was the first of the season for the RedHawks.
- 180 minutes played
- 11 saves
- One goal allowed
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Offensive Nominees: Billy Nzojyibwami, William Woods (Mo.); Jonathan Ricketts, Bryan (Tenn.); Marcus DeCouto, UC Merced; Mitchell Pinney, Southern Oregon; Teren Schuster, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Marcelo Talamas, Grace (Ind.); Trevor Mangan, The Master's (Calif.); Daniel Whitehall, Hastings (Neb.); Daniel Hernandez, Central Methodist (Mo.); Stefan Lukic, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Noel Roman, Georgetown (Ky.); Renato Silva, Bellevue (Neb.); Jose Munoz, Houston-Victoria (Texas); James Williamson, Rio Grande (Ohio); Petar Djurdjevic, Oklahoma City; Jake Van Der Luit, Southeastern (Fla.); Yuri Farkas, Madonna (Mich.)
Defensive Nominees: Davide Bucarelli, Missouri Baptist; Filipe Barateiro, Union (Ky.); Hunter Stewart, Soka (Calif.); Jordan Salim, Corban (Ore.); Collin Hewett, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Tommy Bullock, Marian (Ind.); Victor Lozada, Hope International (Calif.); Matt Scott, Northwestern (Iowa); Santiago Sierra, Central Methodist (Mo.); Julio Belo, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Kade Tomlinson, Shawnee State (Ohio); Connagh Wilks, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Jacob Stanley, Brescia (Ky.); Andre Salvador, Oklahoma City; Harry Molyneux, St. Thomas (Fla.); Joe Smith, Madonna (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.)
Week 4 (September 26): Julien Gregoire, Martin Methodist (Tenn.), Jonas Arcalean, Martin Methodist (Tenn.)