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2018 NCAC Men's Soccer Players of the Week

October 29th

Dylan Brown, Denison
(Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams)

Dylan Brown led Denison to a 2-0 week and a berth in the NCAC Tournament after posting 14 saves in a pair of 2-1 wins over Hiram and Ohio Wesleyan. Against the Batting Bishops, Brown posted a season-high 11 saves. Seven of his saves came in the first half and four came in the second half, with two critical saves in the final seven minutes of regulation. Denison entered the OWU match needing either a win or a tie to qualify for the conference tournament. It marked Denison’s first win over Ohio Wesleyan since 2009.

October 22nd

Philippe Stengel, Kenyon
(Miami, Fla./Coral Reef Senior)

Kenyon’s Philippe Stengel notched a goal in a 1-1 tie against No. 22-ranked Ohio Wesleyan last Wednesday, before serving up an assist in a 3-0 victory at DePauw on Saturday. With the 1-0-1 week, Kenyon Men’s Soccer remains atop the conference standings at 12-1-2 (6-0-1 NCAC). 

October 15th  

Austin Bodner, DePauw
(Carmel, Ind./Brebeuf)

DePauw’s Austin Bodner pitched a pair of shutouts against NCAC foes Ohio Wesleyan and Allegheny last week. Bodner made seven saves in a double-overtime tie against the Bishops before collecting three saves against the Gators in a 1-0 victory on Saturday. 

October 8th

Luke Summers, Denison
(Chantilly, Va./Chantilly)

Denison sophomore Luke Summers scored in the 23rd minute of play as the Big Red went on the road to defeat the Tigers of DePauw University, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at Reavis Stadium in Greencastle, Ind. Denison handed DePauw only its second loss of the season (7-2-2) 

October 1st

Brady Whittekind, Ohio Wesleyan
(Hilliard, Ohio/Bradley)

Ohio Wesleyan junior Brady Whittekind scored an insurance goal in OWU’s 3-0 win over Capital on Wednesday. He also helped the Bishops' defense limit Capital offense, which had averaged nearly four goals per game entering the contest, to just eight shots on the night. Whittekind also scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 NCAC thriller at Wooster, breaking a 1-1 tie in the 69th minute.

September 24th

Hector Gomez, Ohio Wesleyan
(Columbus, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales)

Hector Gomez put the Bishops ahead to stay with a goal in the 54th minute at Otterbein. He also set up the game-winning goal in the NCAC opener at Oberlin with a pass in the 58th minute. The win was the 700th career victory for Ohio Wesleyan head coach Jay Martin, making him the first NCAA men’s soccer coach in any division to reach the 700-win mark.

September 17th

David Anderson, Kenyon
(Urbana, Ill./Urbana)

Kenyon senior David Anderson led the Lords with five points last week on two goals and an assist. His goal against Thomas More turned out to be the game-winner as Kenyon improved to 5-0-1. Anderson’s four goals on the season are a team-high while his nine points slot him second in the NCAC. 

September 10th

Alberto Zaragoza, Wittenberg
(New Carlisle, Ohio/Tecumseh)

Wittenberg senior, Alberto Zaragoza has scored a goal in every Wittenberg game so far in 2018. He tallied four goals last week against Muskingum, Bluffton, and Olivet. Zaragoza’s goal in a 2-0 victory against Muskingum proved to be the game-winner.

September 4th

Max Rochester, Wooster
(Chicago, Ill./University of Chicago Labratory)

Wooster junior Max Rochester scored a goal to lead The College of Wooster men's soccer team to a 2-0 win over Washington and Jefferson this past week. Rochester's goal, scored in the 21st minute on a free kick from five yards outside the box, which would eventually be the game-winner.