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Players of the Week - No. 1

September 06, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The first installment of the 2011 NAIA National Men’s Soccer Players of the Week were announced on Tuesday by the national office: Billy Forbes of Lubbock Christian (Texas) was named NAIA Offensive Player of the Week and Zack Schultze of Reinhardt (Ga.) was named NAIA Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 29 – Sept. 4.

Forbes, a 5-8 junior midfielder from Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, recorded seven goals, two assists and 16 points in three Lubbock Christian victories last week. He opened the season with a pair of goals in the 2-0 win against Southwest (N.M.) on Aug. 29 and again versus Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) on Sept. 1 in the 4-3 victory. On Sept. 3 against St. Mary’s (Texas), a NCAA Division II member, Forbes became the first player in LCU program history to register a hat trick with a three-goal, two-assist performance on the road. Just one point shy of matching the LCU career mark for points, Forbes has posted the game-winner in each of LCU’s three matches this year.

Schultze, a 6-3 senior goalkeeper from Newnan, Ga., played 225 minutes in goal as Reinhardt began its season 3-0 with three road wins last week. He compiled 10 saves and allowed just one goal last week as the Eagles outscored their opponents 16-1. Schultze posted two shutouts, with the first one coming in the 12-0 combined decision against Tennessee Temple on Aug. 30 and then on Sept. 3 in the 2-0 win over John Brown (Ark.). Sandwiched between those matches, Schultze recorded seven saves in 90 minutes in the 2-1 win on Sept. 2 at Union (Tenn.), who was receiving votes in the latest national poll.

Offensive Nominees: Kenniel Hyde, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Christian Ramirez, Concordia (Calif.); Dennis Sellis, Westminster (Utah); Frank Toscano, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Adrian Mendoza, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Joe Fitch, Bethel (Kan.); Irvin Espinal, Shorter (Ga.); Zain Qureshi, Concordia (Mich.); Kyle Breitenbach, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Corey Martin, Houghton (N.Y.); George Hunt, Grand View (Iowa); Alberto Linan Gomez, Missouri Valley; Eddy Campbell, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Joao Paulo Parra, William Woods (Mo.); Zach Welch, Asbury (Ky.); Austin Altimus, Grace (Ind.); Gunnar Kelly, Central Christian (Kan.); Carlo Coelho, Warner (Fla.); Maximiliano Viera, Montreat (N.C.); Facundo Dipascuale, Concordia (Ore.); Derick Sackey, Dordt (Iowa); Tyler Goens, Simpson (Calif.).

Defensive Nominees: Juan Maya, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Nathan Kenyon, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Reece Richardson, Indiana Tech; Ryan Edwards, Shorter (Ga.); Matt Bickley, Baker (Kan.); Yuta Nomura, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Ben Williams, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Matt McKenna, Columbia (Mo.); David Danahy, Southeastern (Fla.); Josh Giuliano, Taylor (Ind.); Ross Alexander, Grand View (Iowa); Robert Hall, Lyon (Ark.); Joachim Soderstrom, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Neil Thompson, Judson (Ill.); Drew Bonifacio, Warner Pacific (Ore.); Eric Emerson, Doane (Neb.); Aaron Fenlason, Biola (Calif.).

2011 Men’s Soccer Players of the Week (Offensive; Defensive)
Week 1: Billy Forbes, Lubbock Christian (Texas); Zack Schultze, Reinhardt (Ga.)