The Summit League Announces Week 10 men’s soccer awards

The Summit League Announces Week 10 men’s soccer awards

By: Kelly Shipp

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Summit League officials announces the week 10 players of the week and for the second consecutive week Purdue Fort Wayne has earned the offensive honor. The Mastodons' Blake Cearns was named the offensive player of the week, while Denver's Will Palmquist earned the defensive honor.

Cearns, a senior, picked up his first career weekly honor after scoring two goals in Purdue Fort Wayne's two wins last week. Palmquist earned his second honor of the season after helping Denver beat Saint Louis while only allowing one goal against No. 9 Stanford.

Offensive Player of the Week

Blake Cearns, Purdue Fort Wayne

Sr. | Forward/Midfield | Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

• Helped Purdue Fort Wayne go 2-0 over the weekend with wins against IUPUI and Eastern Illinois

• He scored a goal in both matches

• Scored the game-winning goal against EIU in overtime that helped clinch a berth into The Summit League Championship

• Earned his first career offensive player of the week honor

 

Also nominated: Martin Veys, Omaha; Andre Shinyashiki, Denver; Tacuma Sadlow, Western Illinois

 

Defensive Player of the Week

Will Palmquist, Denver

So. | Goalkeeper | Denver, Colo.

• Went 1-1 last week with a win against Saint Louis

• Allowed just one goal at No. 9 Stanford while facing 23 shots

• Saved a career-high seven shots against Stanford and saved nine on the weekend

• Earned his second career defensive player of the week honor and second of the season

 

Also nominated: Adam Gannon, Purdue Fort Wayne; Denzel Woods, Omaha; Tim Trilk, Western 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

Week 10:

O: Blake Cearns, Purdue Fort Wayne

D: Will Palmquist, Denver

 

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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.