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2013 NAIA Menís Soccer Players of the Week - No. 9

November 05, 2013
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By: Sam Knehans, Communications & Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jordan Farr of Corban (Ore.) has been named the NAIA Men's Soccer National Defensive Player of the Week and Alan Harwell of Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) has been selected as the NAIA Men's Soccer National Offensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Farr and Harwell were chosen for their performances during the week of Oct. 28 – Nov. 3 and were selected out of a pool of conference, independent, and unaffiliated grouping award winners.

Farr, a freshman goaltender from Turner, Ore., recorded shutouts against College of Idaho, 2-0, and Oregon Tech, 1-0, helping Corban improve to 13-1-2 on the season. On the year, Farr has allowed just seven goals—five of which came against conference foe Concordia (Ore.) on Oct. 23. The freshman, who is also tied for second nationally in goals against average (.49), is just the second player in CCC history to register 10-or-more shutouts in a single season. With this week’s selection, Farr becomes the first player to earn multiple Player of the Week awards in 2013 (Oct. 1, Nov. 5). Will Monsour of Belhaven (Miss.) was the last men’s soccer athlete to earn multiple weekly honors, doing so in 2012. The Warriors (10-1-2) will play for the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) regular-season title on Saturday, when they take on Northwest (Wash.) (11-2-0). In the teams’ previous meeting on Sept. 25, Corban won 1-0 as Farr recorded one of his NAIA-leading 10 shutouts.

Harwell, a sophomore forward from Montgomery, Ala., had a hand in six of Auburn Montgomery’s eight goals on the week. With the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) regular-season title—and an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship tournament—on the line, Harwell recorded a goal and two assists in the WarHawks 4-3 win over then-No. 8 William Carey (Miss.) and added two goals and an assist in the team’s 4-2 victory over then-No. 17 Belhaven (Miss.). On the season, Harwell leads the WarHawks in goals (12) and points (31), while ranking second in assists (7). He’s also among the NAIA leaders in total points (39th, 31), total goals (45th, 12) and total game winning goals (50th, 3). With two victories on the week, Auburn Montgomery clinched the SSAC regular-season title, the top seed in the conference tournament and an automatic berth to the NAIA National Championship tournament.

For a complete listing of all the national statistical leaders, click here.

For the complete player of the week calendar, click here.

Offensive Nominees: Jake Hawes, William Woods (Mo.); Lewis Jones, Montreat (N.C.); Isaac Sanchez, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Septi Danciu, Concordia (Ore.); Garbhan Grant, Holy Cross (Ind.); Geoff Bowman, Indiana Wesleyan; Eddie Cass, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Jonathan Yeeles, Westmont (Calif.); Adam Wood, Midland (Neb.); Lewis Collins, Bethany (Kan.); Aleksi Pahkasalo, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Manuel Lira, Bellevue (Neb.); Charlie Macinnes, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Martin Gonzalez, John Brown (Ark.); Sigurbergur Elisson, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Peguy Ngatcha, Northwestern Ohio.

Defensive Nominees: Alan Matthew, William Woods (Mo.); Joseph Buhrts, Virginia Intermont; Armando Medina, Menlo (Calif.); Juan Castrejon, Robert Morris (Ill.); Michael Caccavo, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Logan Butzier, Westminster (Utah); Josh Glover, Westmont (Calif.); Alex Guyer, Hastings (Neb.); Osman Mendez, Sterling (Kan.); Matthew Nelson, Berea (Ky.); John Kennedy, Campbellsville (Ky.); Ivan Ristic, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Mason Bandy, William Penn (Iowa); Ross DeWet, Texas Wesleyan; Carl Blundell, Belhaven (Miss.); Nils Carlson, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Liam Davies, Northwestern Ohio.

2013 Men's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)

Week 1 (September 10): Alex Nelson, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.), Oliver Gore, Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
Week 2 (September 17): Jose Garofalo, Robert Morris (Ill.), Ricardo Valsien, Central Methodist (Mo.)
Week 3 (September 24): Tyler McIntosh, Mid-America Christian (Okla.), Josh Guerrero, Northwest (Wash.)
Week 4 (October 1): Jordan Farr, Corban (Ore.), Luiz Filho, Rio Grande (Ohio)
Week 5 (October 8): Lewis Wilcox, Midland (Neb.), Josip Druzijanic, Mount Mercy (Iowa)
Week 6 (October 15): Bryan Byars, Science & Arts (Okla.), Nicklas Petersson, Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
Week 7 (October 22): Alex Guyer, Hastings (Neb.), Jason Walcutt, Saint Francis (Ind.)
Week 8 (October 29): Aurelien Norest, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.), Joseph Webster, Shawnee State (Ohio)
Week 9 (November 5): Jordan Farr, Corban (Ore.), Alan Harwell, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)