2019 NAIA Men's Soccer Players of the Week - Week Ten

2019 NAIA Men's Soccer Players of the Week - Week Ten

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Akean Shackleford of Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Pedro Muller Moreira of Union (Ky.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the National office announced Tuesday. The two student-athletes were nominated for their performances during the week of Nov. 4 –10 and were selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.


Offensive Player of the Week

Akean Shackleford, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

SR, F, Westmoreland, Jamaica

  • Shackleford scored made the PK in shootout in two MSC tournament games this week
  • Scored four goals and two assists
  • Totaling ten points.


Defensive Player of the Week

Pedro Muller Moreira, Union (Ky.)

SO, G, Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Totaled nine saves in one game
  • Contributed to upset over AAC No. 1 tournament seed Tennessee Wesleyan
  • Played 90 minutes allowing one goal


Offensive Nominees: Edson Bangali, Union (Ky.) ; Sam Ponting, Marymount California ; Max Jasper, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ; Noah Fleming, Huntington (Ind.) ; Josias Cruz, Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) ; Nicholas Cudini, Hastings (Neb.) ; Khesanio Hall, Oklahoma Wesleyan ; Montell James, Indiana East (Ind.) ; Nawn Thang, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ; Franco Molina, Johnson & Wales (Fla.) ; Juan Jaramillo, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

Defensive Nominees: 
Ramon Garcia, Marymount California ; Lewis Tomlinson, Holy Cross (Ind.) ; Gabe Greenfield, Huntington (Ind.) ; Victor Negrete, Vanguard (Calif.) ; Jesus Parra, Hastings (Neb.) ; Jesus Herrera Rivera, Friends (Kan.) ; Fabian Pekruhl, Life (Ga.) ; Alex Izaga, Indiana East (Ind.) ; Gonzalo Santa, Wayland Baptist (Texas) ; Nathan Brown, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ; Ben-Avir Espinal, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Will Harris, Indiana Tech


2019-20 Men's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)

Week 1 (September 11): Akililu Zambataro, Cumberlands (Ky.) , Renan Ramos, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 2 (September 18): Ryan Harrisskitt, Columbia (Mo.) , Oscar Dueso, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 3 (September 25): Finn Popescu, Bethel (Ind.) , Daniel Hernandez, Central Methodist (Mo.)
Week 4 (October 02): Raul Guillamon-Bejar, Waldorf (Iowa) , Eduardo Bonatto, William Penn (Iowa)
Week 5 (October 09): Antonio Strassioto, Aquinas (Mich.) , Mike Eijgendaal, Midland (Neb.)
Week 6 (October 16): Lewis Tomlinson, Holy Cross (Ind.) , Marvin Van Der Made, Cumberlands (Ky.)
Week 7 (October 23): Joe Parker, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) , Aaron Whitten, Reinhardt (Ga.)
Week 8 (October 30): Alex Vidizzoni, Oklahoma Wesleyan , Roberto Fernandez Garrido, Milligan (Tenn.)
Week 9 (November 06): Andres Zimmermann, Menlo (Calif.) , Matheus Giron, Corban (Ore.)
Week 10 (November 13): Pedro Muller Moreira, Union (Ky.) , Akean Shackleford, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)



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.