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Players of the Week - No. 2

September 13, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The second installment of the 2011 NAIA National Men’s Soccer Players of the Week were announced on Tuesday by the national office: Trent Remmich of MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) was named NAIA Offensive Player of the Week and Sam Winstanley of Illinois Tech was named NAIA Defensive Player of the Week. They were selected based on their performances from Sept. 5 - 11 and were chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.

Remmich, a 5-11 junior forward from Wichita, Kan., scored six goals to help MidAmerica Nazarene to a 3-0 week. After going scoreless in the 1-0 victory against Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) on Sept. 5, he notched the game-winner in the 1-0 triumph over Friends (Kan.) on Sept. 9. Remmich finished the week by slashing the Mount Mercy (Iowa) defense for a school-record five goals in the 8-2 victory on Sept. 10. Overall, he ranks fifth in the country with nine goals and sixth in total points (18).

Winstanley, a 5-10 senior goalkeeper from Stone, England, was impressive for Illinois Tech at the Waterford Lodge Tournament hosted by Bethel (Ind.) held from Sept. 9 – 10. He was credited with nine saves in 180 minutes of action and allowed just one goal in two matches. In the 4-0 shutout of Indiana Wesleyan, he posted six saves to earn his second blanking of the season. In the 2-1 upset over No. 19 Bethel, Winstanley stopped three shots on goal. He ranks 23rd in the NAIA in saves per game (6.3).

Offensive Nominees: Victor Costa, Oklahoma Baptist; Ivan Kovacevic, Texas Wesleyan; Kenniel Hyde, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Jose Velasco, Kansas Wesleyan; Juan Sierra, Siena Heights (Mich.); Luis Heitor-Piffer, Grand View (Iowa); Joao Paulo Parra, William Woods (Mo.); Shane Barthuly, Grace (Ind.); Adrian Mendoza, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Eoin Dolan, Mobile (Ala.); Lucas Almeida, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Paul Islas, Fresno Pacific (Calif.); Ignacio Brown, Florida Memorial; Luke Winter, Tennessee Wesleyan; Joel Thiessen, Rio Grande (Ohio); Graeme Port, Illinois Tech; Kyle Clifford, Daemen (N.Y.); Ryan Moberley, Asbury (Ky.); Marius Theodorsen, Great Falls (Mont.); Septi Danciu, Concordia (Ore.); Jason Wong, Midland (Neb.); Martin Meastratti, Holy Names (Calif.).

Defensive Nominees:
Juan Maya, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Matt Tucker, St. Ambrose (Iowa); James Dulhanty, Marian (Ind.); Matthew Shattuck, Cumberland (Tenn.); Edgar Toco-Ayala, Kansas Wesleyan; Jefferson Watson, Bluefield (Va.); Mitchell Kelman, Point Park (Pa.); Reece Richardson, Indiana Tech; Fernando Galvan, Benedictine (Kan.); Yuta Nomura, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Nathan Kenyon, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Xavier Audergon, Mobile (Ala.); Matt Mckenna, Columbia (Mo.); Damir Sabanovic, Westminster (Utah); Anthony Oliscard, Florida Memorial; Nathan Inger, Rogers State (Okla.); Drew Bonifacio, Warner Pacific (Ore.); Aaron Fenlason, Biola (Calif.); Lewis Wilcox, Midland (Neb.); Mathias Spinnars, Holy Names (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