Omaha’s Alihodzic, Ghitis, Denver’s Ford Named #SummitMSOC Players of the Week

Omaha’s Alihodzic, Ghitis, Denver’s Ford Named #SummitMSOC Players of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. – Omaha forward Fazlo Alihodzic was named Summit League Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week while Maverick teammate and goalkeeper Joseph Ghitis and Denver defender Kortne Ford garnered league Defensive Player of the Week awards for their performances, Aug. 29-Sept. 5.

FAZLO ALIHODZIC, OMAHA
Sr.  // F // St. Louis, Mo.

  • Earned second career Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Totaled six points on two goals and two assists during the week
  • Factored into all three Omaha goals with goal and pair of assists in 3-0 win over Drake
  • Accounted for Mavericks' lone goal in 1-1 tie against No. 8 Creighton

Also nominated: Alex Underwood, Denver; Tyler Enright, Eastern Illinois; Oscar Uyamadu, Fort Wayne; Colton Haskin, Oral Roberts

Previous honorees: Aug. 29 – Santiago Riveros, ORU

JOSEPH GHITIS, OMAHA
Jr. // GK // Weston, Fla.

  • Claimed his third career Defensive Player of the Week selection
  • Posted a 0.45 GAA and .875 save percentage while recording a 1-0-1 record during the week
  • Made two saves for his first shutout of the season in win over Drake
  • Totaled five saves to secure a 1-1 tie against No. 8 Creighton

KORTNE FORD, DENVER
Jr. // D // Greeley, Colo.

  • Received his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Led a Denver defense that did not yield a goal and just three total shots on goal in wins at Northwestern and UIC
  • Scored the opening goal in Pioneers' victory at UIC

Also nominated: Mike Novotny, Eastern Illinois; Parker Johnson, Oral Roberts

Previous honorees: Aug. 29 – Reagan Dunk, DU


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