ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts midfielder Santiago Riveros was named Summit League Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while Omaha defender Jacob Weiler garnered the Defensive Player of the Week award for their performances, Sept. 19-25.
SANTIAGO RIVEROS, ORAL ROBERTS
Jr. // M // Armenia, Colombia
- Earned his second career Offensive Player of the Week award, both this season
- Netted a brace in Oral Roberts' 3-2 Summit League win over Eastern Illinois
- Scored the game-winning goal unassisted in the 51st minute
- His two goals gave him four points in the Golden Eagles' lone match of the week
Also nominated: Karsten Hanlin, Denver; Zach Tom, Fort Wayne; Emmanuel Hamzat, Omaha
Previous honorees: Aug. 29 – Santiago Riveros, ORU; Sept. 6 – Fazlo Alihodzic, UNO; Sept. 12 – Thilo Korperich, IPFW; Sept. 19 – Jacob Bevan, WIU
JACOB WEILER, OMAHA
Jr. // D // Fargo, N.D.
- Received his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
- Part of an Omaha backline that registered a 1-0 shutout over a 5-2 Air Force squad to snap its four-match winning streak
- Helped record a pair of team saves to secure the victory
- Tallied his first career point with an assist on the lone Maverick goal
Also nominated: Graham Smith, Denver; Ben Thornton, IUPUI; Parker Johnson, Oral Roberts
Previous honorees: Aug. 29 – Reagan Dunk, DU; Sept. 6 – Joseph Ghitis, UNO/Kortne Ford, DU; Sept. 12 – Tim Hansen, WIU; Sept. 19 – Kortne Ford, DU
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Celebrating its 35th season of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.