NAIA Men's Soccer Players of the Week - No. 10 (Nov. 7)

NAIA Men's Soccer Players of the Week - No. 10 (Nov. 7)

By Trevor Lininger, NAIA Athletic Communications and Media Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Alberto Picchi of Oklahoma Wesleyan has been named the NAIA National Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Brennen Canfield of UC Merced has been named the NAIA National Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Picchi and Canfield were selected based on their performances from October 30 – November 5 and were chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.

Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Alberto Picchi, Oklahoma Wesleyan
So., F, Sevilla, Spain

  • Picchi scored the game-winning goal to help the Eagles advance to the Semifinals of the KCAC Men’s Soccer Conference Tournament
  • Weekly Stats
    • Four goals
    • One hat trick
    • Two assists
    • 10 total points

Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Brennen Canfield, UC Merced
Sr., D, Bakersfield, Calif.

  • Canfield helped UC Merced defeat Marymount (Calif.) for the first time in program history
  • Weekly Stats
    • No goals allowed
    • Defeated No. 15-ranked team
    • Snapped Marymount’s 29 Cal Pac game winning streak

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Offensive Nominees: Isaac Lehmkuhl, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Daniel dos Santos, Montreat (N.C.); Juan Bakchellian, La Sierra (Calif.); Jose Garcia, Roosevelt (Ill.); Cody Boerema, Grace (Ind.); John Mejia, Hope International (Calif.); Tor Trosten, Hastings (Neb.); Austin Halsey, Baker (Kan.); Tyler Collishaw, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Jacob Evans, St. Thomas (Texas); Alec Sanderson, Indiana East; James Westfield, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Sam White, Mobile (Ala.); Jesper Svall, Thomas (Ga.); Yuri Farkas, Madonna (Mich.)

Defensive Nominees: Nicolau Neto, Columbia (Mo.); Ryan Buick, Montreat (N.C.); Paul Matyas, Southern Oregon; Noah Jawdat, St. Francis (Ill.); Isiah Handspike, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Ryan Brown, Hope International (Calif.); Florian Caraballo, Concordia (Neb.); Juan Pablo Riesco, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); William Diaz, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Thomas Fuller, LSU Alexandria (La.); Christian Neira, Midway (Ky.); Jakob O'meara-gill, Mid-America Christian (Okla.); Nathaniel Bedai, Mobile (Ala.); Lee Howarth, Thomas (Ga.); Caio Preza, Northwestern Ohio

2017-18 Men's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Offensive, Defensive)
Week 1 (Sept. 5): Federico Moronell, St. Thomas (Fla.), Guilherme Altoe, Mobile (Ala.)
Week 2 (Sept. 12): Prichard Sibanda, Briar Cliff (Iowa), Dusan Djordjev, Oklahoma Wesleyan
Week 3 (Sept. 19): Santiago Moore, Dalton State (Ga.), Alberto Ciroi, Baker (Kan.)
Week 4 (Sept. 26): Kelvin Omondi, John Brown (Ark.), Adam Holt, John Brown (Ark.)
Week 5 (Oct. 3): Adam James, Benedictine (Kan.), Eddie Windsor, Trinity International (Ill.)
Week 6 (Oct. 10): Tyler Collishaw, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), Yayo Olvera, Northwest Christian (Ore.)
Week 7 (Oct. 17): Stuart Aeschliman, Goshen (Ind.), Tulio Melo, Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
Week 8 (Oct. 24): Charlie Clarke, Bryan (Tenn.), Stephen Ricketts, Bryan (Tenn.)
Week 9 (Oct. 31): Mackenzie Northern, Culver-Stockton (Mo.), Bennet Strutz, Cumberland (Tenn.)
Week 10 (Nov. 7): Alberto Picchi, Oklahoma Wesleyan, Brennen Canfield, UC Merced

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.