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

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

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Matheus Giron of Corban (Ore.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Andres Zimmermann of Menlo (Calif.) 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 Oct. 28 – Nov. 10 and were selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.

 

Offensive Player of the Week

Matheus Giron, Corban (Ore.)  

JR, M, Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Helped the Warriors to win Cascade Collegiate Conference regular-season title  
  • Provided the game-winner in Sunday’s championship match against Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
  • Totaled four goals and one assist

 

Defensive Player of the Week

Andres Zimmermann, Menlo (Calif.)

JR, GK, Basel, Switzerland

  • Totaled six saves this week over the course of two road wins
  • Helped the Oaks to defeat No. 24 Vanguard (Calif.)
  • Zimmermann owns the second-best goals against average in GSAC with 0.99
  • He has completed seven straight shutouts

 

Offensive Nominees: Jakib Jones, Park (Mo.) ; Edson Bangali, Union (Ky.) ; Gerardo De La Torre, Soka (Calif.) ; Luis Germano, Judson (Ill.) ; Caleb Sexton, Huntington (Ind.) ; Noa Kerr, Menlo (Calif.) ; Aaron Hafner, Morningside (Iowa) ; Daniel Hernandez, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Toni Tiente, Georgia Gwinnett ; Eduardo Wilges, York (Neb.) ; Logan Sparks, Georgetown (Ky.) ; Rafael Bastos, LSU Alexandria (La.) ; Mitchell Roell, Point Park (Pa.) ; Hugo Medrano, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Pascal Mohungsi, Bethel (Tenn.) ; Ciro Damine, Keiser (Fla.) ; Christian Cuevas, Michigan-Dearborn

Defensive Nominees: 
Vicente Alamos, Lyon (Ark.) ; Igor Espleter, Bryan (Tenn.) ; Luis Garnica, Antelope Valley (Calif.) ; Wyatt Zabinski, Southern Oregon ; Alan Garcia, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Joshua Dunn, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) ; James Mclaren, Missouri Valley ; Mads Mortenson, Friends (Kan.) ; Akililu Zambataro, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Alvaro Garcia, LSU Alexandria (La.) ; Jorge Martinez, WVU Tech ; Austen Parker, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) ; Michael Samnik, Mobile (Ala.) ; Mike Marx, St. Thomas (Fla.) ; Mark Mcmillan, University of Northwestern Ohi

 

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.)

 

Championship Information

NAIA Men's Soccer Championship

61st ANNUAL MEN'S SOCCER 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 22-23, 2019 Opening Round – 
Campus Sites

Dec. 2 - Dec. 7, 2019
OC Great Park Soccer Stadium, 
Irvine, Calif.