By Trevor Lininger, NAIA Athletic Communications and Media Intern
KANSASA CITY, Mo. – Stuart Aeschliman of Goshen (Ind.) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Tulio Melo of Rocky Mountain has been named the NAIA National Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Aeschliman and Melo were selected based on their performances from October 9 – 15 and were chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
Offensive Player of the Week
Stuart Aeschliman, Goshen (Ind.)
Fr., F, Salem, Ore.
- Aeschliman was in on two game-winning goals for Goshen (Ind.) this week, including a win over the No. 18 ranked team
- Weekly Stats
- One game-winning goal
- Two assists
- Four total points
Defensive Player of the Week
Tulio Melo, Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
Jr., MF, Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Melo’s strong defensive performance helped Rocky Mountain (Mont.) pull off the upset over No. 6 Corban (Ore.)
- Weekly Stats
- Two wins
- Full 90 minutes in both games
- Only allowed seven shots total to No. 6 ranked team
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Offensive Nominees: Nestor Moguel, Central Baptist (Ark.); Joao Costa, Truett-McConnell (Ga.); Cobi Black, Providence Christian (Calif.); Tumi Moshobane, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Marco Kummerle, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Jeremiah Anderson, Westmont (Calif.); Marc Tautz, Hastings (Neb.); Ruairi Cotter, Benedictine (Kan.); Carlos Delarosa, Georgia Gwinnett; Robert Milne, Fisher (Mass.); Aleksandar Simovic, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Tyler Collishaw, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); David Martinez, LSU Shreveport (La.); Alan Ramos, Point Park (Pa.); Dominik Tajak, Mid-America Christian (Okla.); Santiago Moore, Dalton State (Ga.); Alejandro Echeverria, Ave Maria (Fla.); Alex Mendez, Aquinas (Mich.)
Defensive Nominees: Alberto Pitarch, William Woods (Mo.); Torge Wiedenroth, Reinhardt (Ga.); Ramon Garcia, Marymount (Calif.); Adrian Padilla, Judson (Ill.); Kurt Hamlin, Grace (Ind.); Ryan Brown, Hope International (Calif.); Joe White, Hastings (Neb.); Caleb Jenkins, Benedictine (Kan.); Dean Wilson, Southwestern (Kan.); Andreas Nota, Campbellsville (Ky.); Reece Hannigan, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Christian Neira, Midway (Ky.); Vladimir Kalajdzic, Oklahoma City; Jordan Man, Dalton State (Ga.); Connor Christie, St. Thomas (Fla.); Max Jewett, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)
2017-18 Men's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Offensive, Defensive)
Week 1 (Sept. 5): Federico Moronell, St. Thomas (Fla.), Guilherme Altoe, Mobile (Ala.)
Week 2 (Sept. 12): Prichard Sibanda, Briar Cliff (Iowa), Dusan Djordjev, Oklahoma Wesleyan
Week 3 (Sept. 19): Santiago Moore, Dalton State (Ga.), Alberto Ciroi, Baker (Kan.)
Week 4 (Sept. 26): Kelvin Omondi, John Brown (Ark.), Adam Holt, John Brown (Ark.)
Week 5 (Oct. 3): Adam James, Benedictine (Kan.), Eddie Windsor, Trinity International (Ill.)
Week 6 (Oct. 10): Tyler Collishaw, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), Yayo Olvera, Northwest Christian (Ore.)
Week 7 (Oct. 17): Stuart Aeschliman, Goshen (Ind.), Tulio Melo, Rocky Mountain (Mont.)