UNO’s Rinderknecht, WIU’s Pacheco Named #SummitMSOC Players of the Week

UNO’s Rinderknecht, WIU’s Pacheco Named #SummitMSOC Players of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. – Western Illinois forward Fernando Pacheco was named Summit League Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while Omaha defender Seth Rinderknecht garnered the Defensive Player of the Week award for their performances Sept. 11-17.

Fernando Pacheco, Western Illinois
Sr. // F // La Piedad, Mexico

  • Collected his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Tallied a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in the Fighting Leathernecks' 3-2 win at Kansas City Saturday
  • With the victory, WIU handed UMKC its first loss of the season

Also nominated: Xavier Gomez, Omaha

Previous honorees: Aug. 28 – Elvir Ibisevic, Omaha; Sept. 5 – Elvir Ibisevic, Omaha; Sept. 11 – Emmanuel Hamzat, Omaha

Seth Rinderknecht, Omaha
So. // D // Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Earned his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Anchored a defensive backline that allowed just two goals in two matches at the UVU Tournament falling to Northern Illinois (1-0) and defeating No. 27 Utah Valley (3-1)
  • Named to the UVU All-Tournament Team

Also nominated: Tim Trilk, Western Illinois

Previous honorees: Aug. 28 – Dan Mooney, Denver/Stephen Siy, Omaha; Sept. 5 – Mike Novotny, Eastern Illinois; Sept. 11 – Jacob Weiler, Omaha

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