NAIA Men's Soccer Players of the Week ? No. 1 (Sept. 5)

NAIA Men's Soccer Players of the Week ? No. 1 (Sept. 5)

By Trevor Lininger, NAIA Athletic Communications and Media Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Federico Moronell of St. Thomas (Fla.) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Guilherme Altoe of Mobile (Ala.) has been named the NAIA Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Moronell and Altoe were selected based on their performances from Aug. 28 – Sept. 3, and were chosen out of a pool of conference, independent and unaffiliated group winners.

Offensive Player of the Week
Federico Moronell, St. Thomas (Fla.)
6-1, Sr., F, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Scored a hat trick in win over Ave Maria (Fla.)
  • While trailing Dalton State (Ga.) 2-1, Moronell tied the game in 86th minute, and eventually scored the game-winning goal in the 88th minute
  • Weekly stats.
    • ¬†Six goals in three game
    • Five of the goals came from headers
    • Averaged four points a game

Defensive Player of the Week
Guilherme Altoe, Mobile (Ala.)
6-1, Jr., GK, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Rio Grande scored six goals through the first two games of the season and Altoe was able to hold them scoreless while his team had a 1-0 lead
  • Weekly stats
    • Three saves against Rio Grande (Ohio)
    • One shutout
    • 0.796 Save % in 2017

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Offensive Player Nominees: Omar Fabila, Lyon (Ark.) ; Jordan Williams, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Alexander Moreno, Sierra Nevada (Nev.) ; Christian Henock-Berhanu, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ; Stuart Aeschliman, Goshen (Ind.) ; Jonah Gronmayer, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) ; Benjamin Tembo, The Master's (Calif.) ; Rodrigo Oliveira, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Dominic Harrington, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) ; Jack Gurr, Georgia Gwinnett ; Branden Sanchez, Saint Mary (Kan.) ; Filip Milivojevic, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Daniel Meza, LSU Shreveport (La.) ; Trevor Lenke, Indiana East ; Henrik Verolet, Oklahoma City ; Mustapha Wadda, Bethel (Tenn.) ; Chris Serwatka, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

Defensive Player Nominees: Gianni Santin, Lyon (Ark.) ; Cameron McConnarchie, Union (Ky.) ; Joao Mendes, Sierra Nevada (Nev.) ; Daniel Christenson, Northwest (Wash.) ; Lewis Tomlinson, Holy Cross (Ind.) ; Johan Escalante, Goshen (Ind.) ; Lalo Delgado, Westmont (Calif.) ; Jack Bennett, Concordia (Neb.) ; Patrick Irankunda, Missouri Valley ; Logan Galvin, Bethany (Kan.) ; Andreas Nota, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Yoran Van Houdt, LSU Shreveport (La.) ; Lewis Everett, WVU Tech ; Vladimir Kalajdzic, Oklahoma City ; Robert Barton, St. Thomas (Fla.) ; Theoren Collison, Aquinas (Mich.).

2017 Men’s Soccer Composite Award Winners (Offensive, Defensive)
Week 1 (Sept. 5) Federico Moronell, St. Thomas (Fla.), Guilherme Altoe, Mobile (Ala.)

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Nov. 22-23, 2019 Opening Round – 
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