ELMHURST, Ill. – Omaha forward Emmanuel Hamzat was named Summit League Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while Maverick defender Jacob Weiler garnered the Defensive Player of the Week award for their performances Sept. 4-10.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Emmanuel Hamzat, Omaha
Sr. // F // Lagos, Nigeria
- Collected his second career Offensive Player of the Week award
- Tallied the game-winning goal in the 87th minute of Sunday's 2-1 win over Bradley by slipping the ball under the on-rushing Brave goalkeeper
- Had one shot on goal in Friday's 1-0 shutout over UC Riverside
- Omaha (6-0-0) is off to its best start in program history
Also nominated: Zach Medawattage, Eastern Illinois; Corey Cantor, Oral Roberts
Previous honorees: Aug. 28 – Elvir Ibisevic, Omaha; Sept. 5 – Elvir Ibisevic, Omaha
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jacob Weiler, Omaha
Sr. // D // Fargo, N.D.
- Earned his second career Defensive Player of the Week honor
- Anchored a defensive unit that allowed only two combined shots on goal in a pair of wins over UC Riverside (1-0) and Bradley (2-1)
- Scored the game-winning tally in Friday win over the Highlanders
- Omaha (6-0-0) is off to its best start in school history
Also nominated: Mike Novotny, Eastern Illinois; Thibaut Giquel, Oral Roberts
Previous honorees: Aug. 28 – Dan Mooney, Denver/Stephen Siy, Omaha; Sept. 5 – Mike Novotny, Eastern Illinois
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