DU's Judd, WIU's Trilk claim final #SummitMSOC weekly honors

DU's Preston Judd collected his first Summit League Offensive Player of the Week honor after scoring two key goals in a win over Purdue Fort Wayne.
DU's Preston Judd collected his first Summit League Offensive Player of the Week honor after scoring two key goals in a win over Purdue Fort Wayne.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The final #SummitMSOC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors went to Denver's Preston Judd and Western Illinois' Tim Trilk after each of those players helped their respective teams pick up key victories on the final day of the regular season.

Judd claimed the offensive honor after logging the first multi-goal game of his inaugural season with the Pioneers as he produced a brace in a 3-1 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne.

In a game the Pioneers needed to win or draw to earn a berth in the 2019 Men's Soccer Championship presented by U.S. Air Force Special Warfare, the Cal Baptist transfer scored the first and third goals of the match. DU's junior forward now leads his team with six goals on the season and the Pioneers will be the No. 3 seed on their home field next week.

Trilk made five saves in the 2-1 victory over fellow co-champion Oral Roberts that gave the Leathernecks the top seed in next week's postseason tournament. The victory was the fourth-straight league victory for the Leathernecks, who shared the regular-season title for the first time since 2014.

The Rockford, Ill., native now ranks second in the league with 83 saves and has a 5-1-1 record in his last seven matches after starting the season with 11-consecutive losses

OFFENSIVE
Preston Judd, Denver 
Jr. | F | Henderson, Nev.

  • Recorded first multi-goal of his season and now leads DU with six goals
  • First Pioneer to post a brace this season, now has 28 career collegiate goals
  • This is the first Summit League weekly honor for Judd and third career weekly conference honor

Also nominated: Ryan DeBois, Western Illinois.



DEFENSIVE
Tim Trilk, Western Illinois
Sr. | GK | Rockford, Ill. 

  • Led Leathernecks to fourth-straight victory in league play and share of regular season title
  • Made five saves against ORU and ranks second in the league with 83 for the season
  • This is the second weekly honor of the season for Trilk and fourth of his career

Also nominated: N/A.

Previous Players of the Week
September 3
Offense: Reed Berry, Oral Roberts
Defense: Miles Motakef, Oral Roberts
September 9
Offense: Dante Brigida, Oral Roberts
Defense: Miles Motakef, Oral Roberts
September 16
Offense: Blake Cearns, Purdue Fort Wayne
Defense: Will Palmquist, Denver
September 23
Offense: Dante Brigida, Oral Roberts
Defense: Tor Erik Larsen, Purdue Fort Wayne
September 30
Offense: Juan Arias, Oral Roberts
Defense: Miles Motakef, Oral Roberts
October 7
Offense: Tanguy Guerineau, Oral Roberts
Defense: Gustavo Vargas, Oral Roberts
October 14
Offense: Paul Kirdorf, Western Illinois
Defense: Gonzalo Ledesma, Omaha
October 21
Offense: Ryan DeBois, Western Illnois
Defense: Tim Trilk, Western Illinois
October 28
Offense: Tanguy Guerineau, Oral Roberts
Defense: Jacob Stennson, Denver
November 4
Offense: Preston Judd, Denver
Defense: Miles Motakef, Oral Roberts

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