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Players of the Week - No. 5

October 04, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The fifth installment of the 2011 NAIA National Men’s Soccer Players of the Week were announced on Tuesday by the national office: Eddy Campbell of Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) was named NAIA Offensive Player of the Week and Collin Cone of Grace (Ind.) was named NAIA Defensive Player of the Week. They were selected based on their performances from Sept. 26 – Oct. 2 and were chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.

Campbell, a 5-8 junior midfielder from Kingston, Jamaica, found the back of the net twice and assisted on a third Lindsey Wilson goal to help the Blue Raiders upset No. 3 Rio Grande (Ohio) on Oct. 1 in the NAIA Game of the Week. He lit up the scoreboard in the 92nd minute for the golden goal and handed the RedStorm their first loss this year. The Blue Raiders won 3-2 as he finished with five points.

Cone, a 6-0 junior goalkeeper from Yaounde, Cameron, posted two shutout victories for the Lancers. He finished his week with nine saves in 180 shutout minutes of action. Cone led Grace to a 1-0 victory over Indiana Wesleyan, who was receiving votes in the latest Top 25. He tallied four saves on Sept. 28 as the Lancers won for the first time in the series since 2004. In that game, the Lancers played a man down, but Cone's defense helped limit the Indiana Wesleyan offense to five shots on goal. He also made five saves on the road in a 2-0 shutout of Goshen (Ind.) on Oct. 1.

Offensive Nominees: Martin Carmona, Williams Baptist (Ark.); Hugo Gonzalez, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.); Frank Toscano, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Juan Garcia, McPherson (Kan.); Gordy Gurson, Robert Morris (Ill.); Harry Mason, Cumberland (Tenn.); Stiven Ospina, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Kyle Greig, Benedictine (Kan.); Dino Ramic, Clarke (Iowa); Ryan O'Neil, Great Falls (Mont.); Tyler Fischer, Aquinas (Mich.); Goffin Boyoko, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.); Karlo Soto-Castillo, Milligan (Tenn.); Mitch Weaver, Houghton (N.Y.); Ally MacDonald, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Billy Forbes, Lubbock Christian (Texas); Ronald Rocha, Central Christian (Kan.); Adam Howard, Asbury (Ky.); Todd Canal, Huntington (Ind.); Kevin Cornwall, Vanguard (Calif.); Alija Sacirovic, Warner Pacific (Ore.); Zlatko Tomic, Holy Names (Calif.).

Defensive Nominees: Taylor Higgs, Cumberlands (Ky.); Marcos Sanchez, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Aaron Reynolds, College of Idaho; Ryan Edwards, Shorter (Ga.); Blake Anderson, Southern Nazarene (Okla.); Alex Montiel, Kansas Wesleyan; Nathan Kenyon, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Logan Miller, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Mark Saxby, Benedictine (Kan.); Mitchell Kelman, Point Park (Pa.); Ritchie Ponce, Great Falls (Mont.); Per Poulsen, Grand View (Iowa); Adam Green, St. Thomas (Fla.); Jared Svaldi, Illinois Tech; Mark Baptist, Indiana Tech; Kyle King, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Andrew Stewart, Milligan (Tenn.); Dylan Fouts, Asbury (Ky.); Eric Clayborne, Central Christian (Kan.); Jonatas Polesello, Mid-Continent (Ky.); Cody Adams, Vanguard (Calif.).

2011 Men’s Soccer Players of the Week (Offensive; Defensive)
Week 1: Billy Forbes, Lubbock Christian (Texas); Zack Schultze, Reinhardt (Ga.)
Week 2: Trent Remmich, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Sam Winstanley, Illinois Tech
Week 3: Lebogang Moloto, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Cody Poteat, Hastings (Neb.)
Week 4: Veit Couturier, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Will Akers, Cal Maritime
Week 5: Eddy Campbell, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Collin Cone, Grace (Ind.)