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

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

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Aaron Whitten of Reinhardt (Ga.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Joe Parker of SCAD Savannah (Ga.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the National office announced Tuesday.

Offensive Player of the Week

Aaron Whitten, Reinhardt (Ga.)

Jr., F, Locust Grove, Ga.   

  • Had six goals and one assist
  • Scored four goals and an assist against Kentucky Christian
  • Helped the Eagle go 2-0 on the week


Defensive Player of the Week

Joe Parker, SCAD Savannah (Ga.)

So., G, Kirkby in Ashfield, United Kingdom

  • Totaled eight saves in the biggest upset in SCAD men’s soccer history (Southeastern, Fla.)
  • Total 11 saves on the week
  • He is third in the conference against average (1.472) and shutouts per game (.250)


Offensive Nominees: Gonzalo Gallego, Williams Baptist (Ark.) ; Chiedu Ikeme, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) ; Camil Assam Ruiz, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) ; Jacob Crull, Spring Arbor (Mich.) ; Nolan Sherwood, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) ; Tim Staerz, Menlo (Calif.) ; Mike Eijgendaal, Midland (Neb.) ; Eduardo Bonatto, William Penn (Iowa) ; Alfredo Rivera, Georgia Gwinnett ; Stefan Lukic, Oklahoma Wesleyan ; Sebastian Bocaz Canales, Georgetown (Ky.) ; Oliver Nugent, Houston-Victoria (Texas) ; Trevor Lenke, Indiana East (Ind.) ; Oscar Carballo, John Brown (Ark.) ; Miguel Tizapa, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ; Pedro Moriera, St. Thomas (Fla.) ; Jackson Moore, Aquinas (Mich.)

Defensive Nominees: 
Iker Gonzalez, William Woods (Mo.) ; Montel Mckenzie, Tennessee Wesleyan ; Rodolfo Prado, UC Merced ; Quinn Landrud, Evergreen (Wash.) ; Saahil Kapoor, Governors State (Ill.) ; Gabe Greenfield, Huntington (Ind.) ; Price Anderson, The Master's (Calif.) ; Gabriel Ivlev, Mount Marty (S.D.) ; Carlos Scheckermann, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Teylor Cubero, Friends (Kan.) ; Jacob Roberts, Georgetown (Ky.) ; Sydney Tume, Houston-Victoria (Texas) ; Jorge Martinez, WVU Tech ; Daniel Merkel, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Jamir Stewart, Brewton-Parker (Ga.) ; Leo Hisamatsu, Siena Heights (Mich.)


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.)

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.