ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts midfielder Santiago Riveros was named Summit League Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Denver defender Reagan Dunk garnered the league's Defensive Player of the Week award for their performances during the season-opening weekend, Aug. 26-28. The honors mark the first weekly awards of the season.
SANTIAGO RIVEROS, ORAL ROBERTS
Jr. // M // Armenia, Colombia
- Collected first career Offensive Player of the Week award
- Played a role in three-of-four Golden Eagle goals in a pair of 2-0 shutouts over Incarnate Word and Michigan State
- Assisted on the game-winning goals in both matches while playing all 180 minutes from midfield position
- Totaled three points on the week from his three assists.
Also nominated: Alex Underwood, Denver; Davis Wegmann, Eastern Illinois; Jacob Murphy, Fort Wayne; Elvir Ibisevic, Omaha
REAGAN DUNK, DENVER
R-Sr. // D // Dallas, Texas
- Earned his third career Defensive Player of the Week selection
- Led No. 15 Denver's backline that earned one point in a tie against No. 30 Monmouth and scored a 1-0 win over No. 25 Rutgers
- Assisted on both Pioneer goals on the week
- Led a DU defensive that allowed just one goal in two games and just one second half shot on goal for the week
Also nominated: Mike Novotny, Eastern Illinois; Raphael Kotzock, Fort Wayne; Ben Thornton, IUPUI; Joseph Ghitis, Omaha; Parker Johnson, Oral Roberts
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