#SummitMSOC Weekly Notebook: No. 2

Eastern Illinois junior midfielder Edgar Mesa
Eastern Illinois junior midfielder Edgar Mesa

By: Kelly Shipp

Week 2 Notebook (PDF w/stats)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Week one of The Summit League men's soccer season is in the books and the conference got off to a strong start. The league saw a pair of hat tricks, shutouts and close matches in what turned out to be a wild first weekend.

 

Around The League

• Denver's Andre Shinyashiki earned The Summit League's first offensive player of the week award, while Oral Roberts' Miles Motakef won the first defensive award

• Denver is ranked 19th in this week's United Soccer Coaches poll and fifth in the Top Drawer Soccer poll

• Denver will battle No. 3/18 Washington at home on Thursday

• Two Summit League student-athletes netted hat tricks in the opening weekend: Purdue Fort Wayne's Matthew Lieshout and Denver's Andre Shinyashiki

• After the opening week of matches, there are four teams that have earned three points in the standings: Denver, Eastern Illinois, Purdue Fort Wayne and Oral Roberts

• Eastern Illinois' Jonathan Burke posted a perfect save percentage after making four saves on the Panthers way to a shutout victory

• Oral Roberts' Miles Motakef made a league-high 11 saves over the course of two matches

• Purdue Fort Wayne scored the most goals in a match over the weekend with five against Marian

• Denver tallied a league-best five assists against Monmouth

• Denver outshot its opponents 21-1

 

2018 Players of the Week

August 27

Offense: Andre Shinyashiki, Sr., F, Denver

Defense: Miles Motakef, Fr., GK, Oral Roberts

 

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ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE

Through 36 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 17 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.