#SummitMSOC Weekly Notebook: No. 7

Denver senior defender Scott DeVoss
Denver senior defender Scott DeVoss

By: Kelly Shipp

Week 7 Notebook (PDF w/stats)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Last weekend was the first that featured all six Summit League members in action against one another. The strength of the league was on full display with two matches ending in ties and creating what is sure to be a fun couple of weeks of scoreboard watching as we inch closer to the four-team conference tournament in November.

 

Around The League

• The Summit League has a conference RPI of nine out of 24 conferences

• Denver's RPI of 24 leads the conference. They are followed closely by Purdue Fort Wayne who has an RPI of 29. Rounding out the leagues RPI is Omaha (63), Oral Roberts (119), Eastern Illinois (145) and Western Illinois (155)

• Denver's last three matches have all gone to double overtime. In those matches, they have posted a record of 2-0-1

• Oral Roberts earned an impressive 4-1 win over Valparaiso on Monday

• Eastern Illinois held Denver scoreless for the first time this season. The shutout earned sophomore goalkeeper Jonathan Burke defensive player of the week honors for the second time this season

• Denver senior forward Andre Shinyashiki continues to have an impressive season. He leads the country in total goals (19), total points (40), goals per game (1.73), points per game (3.64), shots per game (5.27), shots on goal per game (3.45) and game-winning goals (7)

• Denver senior midfielder Kenny Akamatsu is ranked 10th in the nation in total assists with six

• Purdue Fort Wayne senior midfielder Matthew Lieshout is ranked sixth in the county in goals scored with nine

• Omaha's schedule has been the fifth toughest in the country so far this season

• Eastern Illinois and Purdue Fort Wayne have also played tough schedules, each ranking inside the top 60 out of 206 schools

• The conference standings are going to be a tight race throughout the season with four teams separated by just a point

 

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

 

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ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE

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.