2018 NAIA Men's Soccer Players of the Week ? No. 9 (Oct. 30)

2018 NAIA Men's Soccer Players of the Week ? No. 9 (Oct. 30)

By Pete Scantlebury, NAIA Manager of Athletics Communications


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Manuel Medina of Antelope Valley (Calif.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Seny Gueye of Science & Arts (Okla.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday.


Medina and Gueye were selected based on their performances from Oct. 22-28 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

Manuel Medina, Antelope Valley (Calif.)

5-9 SR F; La Puente, Calif.

  • Two hat-tricks; leads the nation in goals scored. Also added two assists in 2-0 week for Antelope Valley.
    • Two hat-tricks
    • Two assists
    • 14 total points

Men's soccer defensive player of the week

Seny Gueye, Science & Arts (Okla.)

6-3 JR D; Cannes, France

  • Scored the only goal in 1-0 upset of defending NAIA Champion and then-No. 11 Wayland Baptist when he headed in a shot off a set piece in the 59th minute. Team had back-to-back shutouts of WBU and Central Christian (Kan.). Only the second team to shutout Wayland Baptist. Limited WBU to just five shot attempts, a season low. Limited CCC to just one shot attempt, also a season low.
    • Two shutout wins
    • One goal
    • Led upset of No. 11 Wayland Baptist

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Offensive Nominees:  Joao Rupp, Williams Baptist (Ark.); Charlie Clarke, Bryan (Tenn.); Jurren Van Der Gun, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Filipe Mendonca, Indiana Wesleyan; Jose Porras, Carroll (Mont.); Trevor Mangan, The Master's (Calif.); Jj Mowrey, Jamestown (N.D.); Alberto Pangrazzi, Central Methodist (Mo.); Toni Tiente, Georgia Gwinnett; Jose Escobedo, Kansas Wesleyan; Thierry Jules, Life (Ga.); Jose Munoz, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Jaime Rodriguez, WVU Tech; Ashby Clark, John Brown (Ark.); Victor Pimentel, Mobile (Ala.); Ciro Damine, Keiser (Fla.); Yuri Farkas, Madonna (Mich.) 

Defensive Nominees: Davide Bucarelli, Missouri Baptist; Cesar Lazarini, Point (Ga.); Luis Garnica, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Zach Dean, College of Idaho; Shane Badertscher, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Philip Keller, Bethel (Ind.); Matheus Taraszkiewicz, The Master's (Calif.); Kieran Harrison, Hastings (Neb.); Isaac Jenkins, Benedictine (Kan.); Eliseu DePina, Fisher (Mass.); Jorge Mejia, Kansas Wesleyan; Ahmed Ghatwary, Cumberlands (Ky.); Yoran Van Houdt, LSU Shreveport (La.); Mitchell Osmond, Rio Grande (Ohio); Josh Carpenter, William Carey (Miss.); Ben Barnes, Thomas (Ga.); 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

Week 9 (October 31): Manuel Medina, Antelope Valley (Cali.); Seny Gueye, Science & Arts (Okla.)

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.