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2015 NAIA Menís Soccer Player of the Week Ė No. 8 (Oct. 27)

October 27, 2015
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By Colbi Howser, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Pedro Amaral of Bethel (Ind.) and Brin Lapuh of Grand View (Iowa) have been named NAIA National Players of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday.  These two were selected based on their performance from Oct. 19 – 25 and were chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week selections.

National Offensive Player of the Week
Pedro Amaral, Bethel (Ind.)
Sr., F, Horizonte, Brazil

·Totaled four goals this week along with an assist to help the Pilots to two pivotal league wins to clinch home field advantage for the opening round of the league tournament.
·Recorded his second career hat-trick, netting three goals against Goshen (Ind.).
·Ranks No. 17 in goals with 14.
·Ranks No. 19 in points (34.0).
·This is his first career player of the week award.

National Defensive Player of the Week
Brin Lapuh, Grand View (Iowa)
So., GK, Ljubljana, Slovenia

·Recorded four saves in a 1-0 win over No. 15 Ashford (Iowa).
·Seven saves in a 2-1 win over Central Methodist (Mo.) for a total of 11 saves to help his team to a 2-0 week.
·Averages 5.50 saves a game for the week.
·This is his first career player of the week award.

Offensive Nominees: Andrew Priestley, Harris-Stowe State (Mo.); Joe Goreham, Bryan (Tenn.); Kahraman Damar, Marymount (Calif.); Micah Sugiura, Multnomah (Ore.); Evan Trychta, Roosevelt (Ill.); Pedro Henrique, San Diego Christian (Calif.); Daniel Whitehall, Hastings (Neb.); Simone Raiola, Grand View (Iowa); Dalton Pando, Johnson & Wales (Colo.); Andreas Tschongarow, Friends (Kan.); Ryan Metcalf, Asbury (Ky.); Marcelo Petit, Campbellsville (Ky.); Edgar Negrete, Southwest (N.M.); Liam Madden, Science & Arts (Okla.); Roger Viladomiu, William Carey (Miss.); Julian Grela, St. Thomas (Fla.); Jake Love, Davenport (Mich.) 

Defensive Nominees: 
Logan Miller, Lyon (Ark.); Alex Horton, Bryan (Tenn.); Jorge Madera, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Alfredo Lara, Eastern Oregon; Brian Aldrich, Holy Cross (Ind.); Adam Miller, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Josh Epstein, San Diego Christian (Calif.); Justin Lawrie, Concordia (Neb.); Luka Stojanovic, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Hunter Moles, WVU Tech; Gonzalo Sapena, Campbellsville (Ky.); Erik Reyes, Wiley (Texas); Vladimir Kalajdzic, Oklahoma City; Yohann Bedos, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Kendall Crouse, Southeastern (Fla.); Ty Vande Poel, Aquinas (Mich.)

2015-16 Men's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)


Week 1 (Sept. 09): Robbie Barnhill, Grace (Ind.) , Aleksi Pahkasalo, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 
Week 2 (Sept. 16): Clark Lydon, Marymount (Calif.) , Brent Rodden, Siena Heights (Mich.) 
Week 3 (Sept. 23): Marcel Schmid, Madonna (Mich.) , Sergio Royo, Northwestern Ohio 
Week 4 (Sept. 30): Adam Holt, John Brown (Ark.) , Aleksi Pahkasalo, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 
Week 5 (Oct. 07): Logan Miller, Lyon (Ark.) , Isaac Huerta, Goshen (Ind.) 
Week 6 (Oct. 14): Iain McTurk, Columbia (Mo.) , Stephen Owusu, Science & Arts (Okla.) 
Week 7 (Oct. 21): Jorge Navarrete, Southeastern (Fla.) , Tyler Gahara, Fisher (Mass.) 
Week 8 (Oct. 28): Brin Lapuh, Grand View (Iowa) , Pedro Amaral, Bethel (Ind.)