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Players of the Week - No. 9

November 01, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The ninth installment of the 2011 NAIA National Men’s Soccer Players of the Week were announced on Tuesday by the national office: Deshorn Brown of Mobile (Ala.) was named NAIA Offensive Player of the Week and Greg Hartley of Belhaven (Miss.) was named NAIA Defensive Player of the Week. They were selected based on their performances from Oct. 24 – 30 and were chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.

Brown, a 5-foot-10 sophomore forward, posted five goals for 10 points in two victories last week. The native of Manchester, Jamaica, notched two scores in the 4-0 win over No. 12 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) on Oct. 25. The match was a battle of the top-two teams in the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC). The four goals allowed tied the highest amount given up by a Senator defense this year. Brown followed that effort with a hat trick in the 5-0 triumph over Spring Hill (Ala.) on Oct. 29.  He ranks first in the NAIA in total goals (29) and total points (60).

Hartley, a 6-foot junior goalkeeper, allowed only one goal and made 12 saves in a pair of SSAC road victories last week. He finished with eight saves in the 3-0 victory at Faulkner (Ala.) on Oct. 25 and then compiled four saves in the 2-1 win at No. 7 William Carey (Miss.) on Oct. 29. Thanks to the efforts of Hartley, William Carey scored one goal for  just the fourth time  this season (in 17 matches). In the NAIA rankings, the native of Manchester, England, is sixth in goals against average (0.540).

The final Players of the Week announcement will be on Nov. 8.

Offensive Nominees: Drew Ecker, Cincinnati Christian (Ohio); John Mark Pocock, Houghton (N.Y.); Thiago Andrade, Cumberlands (Ky.); Briant Reyes, Kansas Wesleyan; Vitor Gazza, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Elliott Everson, Indiana Tech; Ricardo Valsien, Central Methodist (Mo.); Jordan Green, Hastings (Neb.); Frank Toscano, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Facundo Dipascuale, Concordia (Ore.); Alejandro Porras, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Gunnar Kelly, Central Christian (Kan.); Adam Black, Oklahoma City; Paul Islas, Fresno Pacific (Calif.); Luke Davis, Bethel (Ind.); Jace Maxfield, Westminster (Utah); Jhonathan Rico, St. Thomas (Fla.); Chris Ochieng, Milligan (Tenn.); Ben Allen, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Lucas Almeida, Ashford (Iowa); Mark Bondaruk, William Jessup (Calif.).

Defensive Nominees:
Thayer Wallace, Cincinnati Christian (Ohio); Luke Baxter, Bellevue (Neb.); Michael Amico, Houghton (N.Y.); Marcus Oliveira, Oklahoma Baptist; Matthew Shattuck, Cumberland (Tenn.); Alex Montiel, Kansas Wesleyan; Derek Prinz, Hastings (Neb.); Cole Dahle, Concordia (Ore.); Jesse Guevara-lehker, Aquinas (Mich.); Michael Argumedo, Texas at Brownsville; Matt McKenna, Columbia (Mo.); Adria Borras, Missouri Valley; Zack Szymel, Robert Morris (Ill.); Nils Carlson, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Yuta Nomura, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Cody Troyer, Bethel (Ind.); Kc John, Westminster (Utah); Alex Haun, Milligan (Tenn.); Daniel James, Ashford (Iowa); Joe Geletko, Azusa Pacific (Calif.); Victor Augustsson, 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
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.)
Week 6: Paul Islas, Fresno Pacific (Calif.); Steven Waite, Fresno Pacific (Calif.)
Week 7: Nate Polak, Hastings (Neb.); Alex Palomarez, Menlo (Calif.)
Week 8: Bill Jeffries, Lyon (Ark.); Josh Putz, Mount Mercy (Iowa)
Week 9: Greg Hartley, Belhaven (Miss.); Deshorn Brown, Mobile (Ala.)