By Pete Scantlebury, NAIA Manager of Athletics Communications
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Manuel Medina of Antelope Valley (Calif.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and
Medina and Gueye were selected based on their performances from Oct. 22-28 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
Manuel Medina, Antelope Valley (Calif.)
5-9 SR F; La Puente, Calif.
- Two hat-tricks; leads the nation in goals scored. Also added two assists in
2-0week for Antelope Valley.
- Two hat-tricks
- Two assists
- 14 total points
Men's soccer defensive player of the week
6-3 JR D; Cannes, France
- Scored the only goal in 1-0 upset of defending NAIA Champion and then-No. 11 Wayland Baptist when he headed in a shot off a set piece in the 59th minute.
Teamhad back-to-back shutouts of WBU and Central Christian (Kan.). Only the second team to shutout Wayland Baptist. Limited WBU to just five shot attempts, a season low. Limited CCC to just one shot attempt, also a season low.
- Two shutout wins
- One goal
- Led upset of No. 11 Wayland Baptist
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Offensive Nominees: Joao Rupp, Williams Baptist (Ark.); Charlie Clarke, Bryan (Tenn.);
Defensive Nominees: Davide Bucarelli, Missouri Baptist; Cesar Lazarini, Point (Ga.); Luis Garnica, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Zach Dean, College of Idaho; Shane Badertscher, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Philip Keller, Bethel (Ind.); Matheus Taraszkiewicz, The Master's (Calif.); Kieran Harrison, Hastings (Neb.); Isaac Jenkins, Benedictine (Kan.); Eliseu DePina, Fisher (Mass.); Jorge Mejia, Kansas Wesleyan; Ahmed Ghatwary, Cumberlands (Ky.); Yoran Van Houdt, LSU Shreveport (La.); Mitchell Osmond, Rio Grande (Ohio); Josh Carpenter, William Carey (Miss.); Ben Barnes, Thomas (Ga.); Spencer Ward, Concordia (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.)
Week 5 (October 03): Liam Ward, Mid-America Christian (Okla.); Aaron Whitten, Reinhardt (Ga.)
Week 6 (October 10): Wilfred Nyamsi, Central Methodist (Mo.); Erick Turner, Indiana Tech
Week 7 (October 17): Bennet Strutz, Cumberland (Tenn.); Vernon Dominic Newton, Missouri Valley
Week 8 (October 24): Austin Munoz, William Penn (Iowa); Carlos Solorio, Eastern Oregon
Week 9 (October 31): Manuel Medina, Antelope Valley (Cali.);