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Grist and McKinley Named NAIA Men's Soccer Players of the Week

October 31, 2007
By NAIA National Office

Oct. 31, 2007

 In the final Player of the Week release of the season, Lloyd Grist of Holy Names (Calif.) was named the NAIA Men's National Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 28.


Grist, a freshman midfielder from Cardiff, Wales netted six goals and added an assist in two matches over the week.  Against Bethany (Calif.), Grist scored five goals and had an assist.  He followed that up with a goal against Simpson (Calif.)

Other Men's Offensive Nominees:
Zach Berline, Marian (Ind.); Jason Massie, Rio Grande (Ohio); Sam Litchfield, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Gabriel Parham, Friends (Kan.); Igor Slisko, King (Tenn.); Teja Barkmann, Berry (Ga.); Prince Sabatto, SUNY-Canton (NY); Matt Cross, Dana, (Neb.); Ryan Trudgian, Oklahoma City; Shawn Farrow, Evergreen (Wash.); Jarius Holmes, McKendree (Ill.)

Hall McKinley of Berry (Ga.) has been named the NAIA Men's National Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 28.

McKinley, a sophomore defender from Atlanta, GA was a key member of a defense that did not allow a single shot on goal in two matches, as Berry won the Southern States Athletic Conference Tournament.  Neither Reinhardt (Ga.) nor No. 18 Lee (Tenn.) could get past a stifling Berry defense. For his effort, McKinley was named SSAC Tournament MVP.

Other Men's Defensive Nominees:
Juan Gamboa, Texas at Brownsville; Brian Schekirke, Morningside (Iowa); Ben Richardson, Aquinas (Mich.); Andy Roberston, Northwood (Fla.); Robert Rochester, Maine-Fort Kent; Chris Ohearn, Friends (Kan.); Eric Pfiefer, Ohio Dominican; Richard Masters, King (Tenn.); Brian Kelly, Warner Pacific (Ore.); Brandon Cave, Fresno Pacific (Calif.)

2007 Composite Award Winners:
Offense: Alan O'Connor (Martin Methodist) - Sr., F
Defense: Adam Kramer (California Baptist) - Sr., GK
Offense: Ricardo Pierre-Louis (Lee) - Sr., F
Defense: Brandon Cave (Fresno Pacific) - Jr., GK

Offense: Sven Simon (Azusa Pacific) - Sr., F
Defense: James Crawford (Azusa Pacific) - Jr., GK

Offense: Jakob Rittig (Lindsey Wilson) - Fr., F
Defense: Adrian Rochofski (Mobile) - SR., GK

Offense: Armando Rodriguez (McPherson) - So., F
Defense: Mike Borst (Concordia (Calif.)) - Sr., GK

Offense: Mario Rodriguez (Kansas Wesleyan) - Jr., F
Defense: Mike Wentzler (Berry (Ga.) - Sr., GK

Offense: Andrew Varns (Brescia (Ky.) - Sr., F
Defense: Carlos Ortiz (Graclenad (Iowa)) - So., GK

Offense: Steven Lenhart (Azusa Pacific (Calif.)) - Sr., F
Defense: Jake Kittrell (Culver-Stockton (Mo.)) - Sr., GK 

Offense: Lloyd Grist (Holy Names (Calif.)) - Fr., MF
Defense: Hall McKinley (Berry (Ga.)) - So., D

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