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

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

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Daniel Hernandez of Central Methodist (Mo.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Finn Popescu of Bethel (Ind.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the National office announced Tuesday.

Offensive Player of the Week

Daniel Hernandez, Central Methodist (Mo.)  

SO, M/F, Bogota, Columbia

  • Key part to two Eagle victories this week including win against No. 1 Missouri Valley (5-2)
  • Scored two goals and had one assist
  • Racked up a total of nine points en route to a perfect 2-0 record

Defensive Player of the Week

Finn Popescu, Bethel (Ind.)

FR., G, Osnabruck, Germany

  • Totaled over 207 minutes in the goal on the week
  • Made eight saves (four per game)
  • Helped Bethel to a road win over No. 15 Cardinal Stritch

 


Offensive Nominees: Louie Perez, Missouri Baptist ; Aaron Whitten, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Mo Kinteh, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Emmett Semple, Walla Walla (Wash.) ; Matthias Moser, Robert Morris (Ill.) ; Anu Junior Alemanji, Bethel (Ind.) ; Dylan Bielanski, The Master's (Calif.) ; Marcus Horwood, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Francis Watson, Southwestern (Kan.) ; Kevin De Lange, Shawnee State (Ohio) ; Andrew Weddle, Viterbo (Wis.) ; Adrian Rodriguez, Houston-Victoria (Texas) ; Andrew Norman, Cincinnati Christian (Ohio) ; Amilcar Gonzalez, John Brown (Ark.) ; Jonas Arcalean, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ; Pablo Gil, St. Thomas (Fla.) ; Nicolas Rodriguez, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

Defensive Nominees: 
Alejandro Perez, Williams Baptist (Ark.) ; Filipe Barateiro, Union (Ky.) ; Marco Sobrevilla, UC Merced ; Lewis Tomlinson, Holy Cross (Ind.) ; Kaden Connor, Carroll (Mont.) ; Yuri Nascimento, Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) ; Nishesh Yadav, Doane (Neb.) ; Austin Munoz, William Penn (Iowa) ; Pierson Fleming, LC (Ill.) ; Owen Stott, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Alvaro Garcia, LSU Alexandria (La.) ; Jorge Martinez, WVU Tech ; Andre Salvador, Oklahoma City ; Matt Wallace, Middle Georgia State ; Max Franke, St. Thomas (Fla.) ; Maxwell Jewett, Lawrence Tech (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.)

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.