NAIA Men?s Soccer Players of the Week ? No. 5 (Oct. 7)

NAIA Men?s Soccer Players of the Week ? No. 5 (Oct. 7)

By Mark Colachico, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Humphrey Mahowa of The Master's (Calif.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Shazz Heale of Midland (Neb.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the National office announced Tuesday.

National Defensive Player of the Week
Shazz Heale of Midland (Neb.)
A 5-11 FR GK from Arvanda, Colo.

• Helped lead Midland (Neb.) to unbeaten week that included scoreless tie with No. 8 Hastings (Neb.) and 2-1 road overtime win at Morningside (Iowa).
• Allowed only one goal last week over a combined 210 minutes in net for the Warriors.
• Leads the Great Plains Athletic Conference and ranks eighth nationally with 63 saves so far this season.
• Has allowed one-or-fewer goals in nine games this season.
• Earns first career NAIA National Player of the Week honor.

National Offensive Player of the Week
Humphrey Mahowa of The Master’s (Calif.)
A 5-10 FR F from Lilongwe, Malawi

• Helped lead Mustangs to undefeated week with pair of wins over Golden State Athletic Conference opponents.
• Scored pair of goals, including eventual game-winner, in 4-3 win against William Jessup (Calif.).
• Netted a natural hat trick in 3-0 victory over San Diego Christian (Calif.).
• Ranks 12th in NAIA in game-winning goals with three and 24th in total goals with eight.
• Earns first career NAIA National Player of the Week honor.

For a complete list of all the national statistical leaders, click here.

For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.

Offensive Nominees: Jermaine Steele, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Alex Smith, Union (Ky.); Bryce Arenson, Soka (Calif.); Taylor Young, Northwest (Wash.); Walter Lopez, Judson (Ill.); Tim Daniels, Taylor (Ind.); Paul Sliwa, Great Falls (Mont.); Chris DeFeyter, Concordia (Neb.); George Limbert, Missouri Valley; Alex Pastor, WVU Tech; Samuel Perico, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Lucas Coelho, Friends (Kan.); Pau Delgado Rodriguez, Rio Grande (Ohio); Brian McNamara, Cumberland (Tenn.); Jack Mcgowan, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Paul Riesthuis, Grand View (Iowa); Andrew Bravo, Presentation (S.D.); Delano Foster, St. Thomas (Texas); Ryan Duncan, John Brown (Ark.); Rick Rokohl, Bethel (Tenn.); Severin Abt, Thomas (Ga.); Tyler Fischer, Davenport (Mich.).

Defensive Nominees: Nicolas Nicolaci, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Craig Stephenson, Truett-McConnell (Ga.); Tanner Chadwell, Soka (Calif.); Steven Mason, Corban (Ore.); Luis Ortiz, Roosevelt (Ill.); Josh Goepper, Indiana Wesleyan; Juan Valderrama, Great Falls (Mont.); Manuel Madrigal, Hope International (Calif.); Taylor Vinnage, Benedictine (Kan.); Brian Redmond, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Blessing Ngwa, Kansas Wesleyan; Zach Rafalowski, Point Park (Pa.); Ian Hamilton, Cumberland (Tenn.); Ivan Ristic, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Sebastian Santos, Grand View (Iowa); Jason Taffet, St. Thomas (Texas); Bryan Byars, Science & Arts (Okla.); Xavier Audergon, Mobile (Ala.); Fernando Zeledon, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Liam Davies, Northwestern Ohio.
2014-15 Men's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)
Week 1 (September 10): Conor Cable, William Woods (Mo.); Dzenan Catic, Davenport (Mich.)
Week 2 (September 17): Blessing Ngwa, Kansas Wesleyan; Severin Abt, Thomas (Ga.)
Week 3 (September 24): Paul Carr, Point Park (Pa.); Angel Mora, Cal State San Marcos
Week 4 (October 01): Andy Clark, Union (Ky.); Akram El-Nady, Kansas Wesleyan
Week 5 (October 08): Shazz Heale, Midland (Neb.); Humphrey Mahowa, The Master's (Calif.)

Championship Information

NAIA Men's Soccer Championship

Nov. 22-23, 2019 Opening Round – 
Campus Sites

Dec. 2 - Dec. 7, 2019
OC Great Park Soccer Stadium, 
Irvine, Calif.