The Summit League Announces Week Nine men’s soccer awards

The Summit League Announces Week Nine men’s soccer awards

By: Kelly Shipp

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the third straight week there has been a sweep of The Summit League men's soccer weekly awards. Purdue Fort Wayne freshman captured both honors as Alex Frank was named the offensive player of the week and Tor Erik Larsen was named the defensive player of the week.

Frank earns his first career offensive player of the week award after scoring the only goal in the Mastodons' first win against the University of Cincinnati. Larsen continued his stellar season with his eighth win of the year and third shutout while stopping four shots against the Bearcats.

Offensive Player of the Week

Alex Frank, Purdue Fort Wayne

Fr. | Forward | Hamilton, New Zealand

• Scored the lone goal in the Mastodons' 1-0 win against Cincinnati

• This was Purdue Fort Wayne's first-ever win against the Bearcats

• His goal was the fourth of his career

• This is his first career offensive player of the week award

 

Also nominated: Mitch Hammer, Omaha; Kenny Akamatsu, Denver; Shady Omar, Eastern Illinois

 

Defensive Player of the Week

Tor Erik Larsen, Purdue Fort Wayne

Fr. | Goalkeeper | Alesund, Norway

• Earned his eighth win of the season

• Shutout the University of Cincinnati to earn his third shutout of the season

• Stopped four shots in the Mastodons' victory to increase the Summit League lead to 79 saves on the year

• Helped Purdue Fort Wayne earn their first-ever win against Cincinnati in four tries

 

Also nominated: Denzel Woods, Omaha; Scott DeVoss, Denver; David Camacho Jr., Eastern Illinois

 

2018 The Summit League Players of the Week

Week 1:

O: Andre Shinyashiki, Denver

D: Miles Motakef, Oral Roberts

Week 2:

O: Matthew Lieshout, Purdue Fort Wayne

D: Jonathon Burke, Eastern Illinois

Week 3:

O: Andre Shinyashiki, Denver

D: Scott DeVoss, Denver

Week 4:

O: Andre Shinyashiki, Denver

O: Dante Brigida, Oral Roberts

D: Miles Motakef, Oral Roberts

Week 5:

O: Andre Shinyashiki, Denver

D: Tor Erik Larsen, Purdue Fort Wayne

Week 6:

O: Diego Gutierrez, Omaha

D: Jonathon Burke, Eastern Illinois

Week 7:

O: Andre Shinyashiki, Denver

D: Will Palmquist, Denver

Week 8:

O: Diego Gutierrez, Omaha

D: Ugo Tritz, Omaha

Week 9:

O: Alex Frank, Purdue Fort Wayne

D: Tor Erik Larsen, Purdue Fort Wayne

 

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Through 36 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Purdue Fort Wayne (Purdue University Fort Wayne), the University of North Dakota, 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 12 NCAA Champions along with over 100 Academic All-Americans, and nearly 125 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level.