2018 NAIA Men's Soccer Players of the Week ? No. 8 (Oct. 23)

2018 NAIA Men's Soccer Players of the Week ? No. 8 (Oct. 23)

By Pete Scantlebury, NAIA Manager of Athletics Communications

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Carlos Solorio of Eastern Oregon has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Austin Munoz of William Penn (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday.


Solorio and Munoz were selected based on their performances from Oct. 15-21 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

Carlos Solorio, Eastern Oregon

5-7 SR F; Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Led the Mountaineers to two big wins while clinching their first Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) Tournament berth in program history. Solorio scored both goals in the win against No. 10 Corban including the game-winner in the final ten minutes and had the game-winning goal against Northwest Christian on Sunday. The junior is second in the CCC in goals with 11 and third in points with 26. He was dynamic in both games, creating scoring chances for his teammates and providing clutch goals.
    • Three goals
    • Two goals in 2-1 win over No. 10 Corban
    • Two game-winning goals

Men's soccer defensive player of the week

Austin Munoz, William Penn (Iowa)

5-11 JR GK; Harrisville, Utah

  • Munoz tallied five saves in William Penn’s double-overtime upset over No. 15 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.). He kept the Pioneers off the board for 102 minutes for his first shutout of the season.
    • 102 minutes
    • Five saves
    • One shutout
    • Led upset win over No. 15 MidAmerica Nazarene

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Offensive Nominees: Tres Caroo, William Woods (Mo.); Guillermo Sofio, Point (Ga.); Gerardo De La Torre, Soka (Calif.); Luis Germano, Judson (Ill.); Roderic Green, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Sebastian Cortez, Vanguard (Calif.); Jonathan Lopez, Hastings (Neb.); Lucas Jacobs, Baker (Kan.); Stefan Cvetanovic, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Bakary Bagayoko, Cumberland (Tenn.); Athos Monteiro, Waldorf (Iowa); Daniel Meza, LSU Shreveport (La.); Jesus Naves, WVU Tech; Matias Nunez, Central Christian (Kan.); Daniel Valenciano, Dalton State (Ga.); Grayson Wilkes, Southeastern (Fla.); Yuri Farkas, Madonna (Mich.) 

Defensive Nominees: Ryan Harrisskitt, Columbia (Mo.); Luke Dove, Milligan (Tenn.); Simon Jensen, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Jorge Chavez, Eastern Oregon; Fabio Beyer, Robert Morris (Ill.); Joshua Dunn, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Victor Negrete, Vanguard (Calif.); Nishesh Yadav, Doane (Neb.); Dusan Djordjev, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Jacob Roberts, Georgetown (Ky.); Omar Lopez, St. Thomas (Texas); Ricardo Dip, Point Park (Pa.); Federico Ucar, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Caio Calado, Faulkner (Ala.); James Paylor, Southeastern (Fla.); Spencer Ward, Concordia (Mich.)


2018-19 Men's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)

Week 1 (September 05): Torge Wiedenroth, Reinhardt (Ga.); Ram Keller, Southwestern (Kan.) 

Week 2 (September 12): Ryan Harrisskitt, Columbia (Mo.); Parker Moon, Columbia (Mo.) 

Week 3 (September 19): Zach Weidman, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Morris Kamara, Spring Arbor (Mich.) 

Week 4 (September 26): Julien Gregoire, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Jonas Arcalean, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 

Week 5 (October 03): Liam Ward, Mid-America Christian (Okla.); Aaron Whitten, Reinhardt (Ga.) 

Week 6 (October 10): Wilfred Nyamsi, Central Methodist (Mo.); Erick Turner, Indiana Tech 

Week 7 (October 17): Bennet Strutz, Cumberland (Tenn.); Vernon Dominic Newton, Missouri Valley 

Week 8 (October 24): Austin Munoz, William Penn (Iowa); Carlos Solorio, Eastern Oregon

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.