AWARD: Brinda earns ASC Defensive Player of the Week

Monday, October 30, 2017

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Games: October 26-29, 2017

CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Jordan Sczech, MF, Fr., McMurry
McMurry University freshman midfielder Jordan Sczech (Spring Branch, Texas / Canyon Lake HS) scored in the 63rd minute in the War Hawks’ 1-0 win against Hardin-Simmons.

CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Johnson Cijulus, F, Sr., Ozarks
University of the Ozarks senior forward Johnson Cijulus (West Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. / Palm Beach Gardens HS) scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win against Louisiana College. He also assisted both goals in a 2-0 victory at Belhaven.

CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – John Nicknish, GK, Fr., UT Dallas
University of Texas at Dallas freshman goalkeeper John Nicknish (Spring, Texas / Klein HS) played 144 minutes without allowing a goal as the Comets went 2-0. He made four saves in a 1-0 overtime win against LeTourneau. He added three saves in the first half of a 2-0 victory against East Texas Baptist.

CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Ryan Brinda, D, Jr., UT Tyler
University of Texas at Tyler junior defender Ryan Brinda (Coppell, Texas / Coppell HS) helped the Patriot defense to a pair of shutout wins, allowing just two shots on goal. Brinda and the defense limited Belhaven to two shots on goal in a 2-0 win. They did not allow a shot on goal in a 2-0 victory at Louisiana College for their 10th shutout of the year.

OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
Offensive
Howard Payne University senior forward Daniel Lemus (Salado, Texas / Salado HS) scored two goals in the Yellow Jackets’ 4-1 win over LeTourneau.

UT Dallas senior midfielder/forward Danny Meyer (Phoenix, Ariz. / Mountain Pointe HS) netted the game-winning goal in overtime as the Comets defeated LeTourneau 1-0 Thursday.

UT Tyler junior midfielder Erik Macias (Mesquite, Texas / John Horn HS) scored a goal in a 2-0 victory against Louisiana College.

Defensive
Louisiana College senior goalkeeper Nathan Gautreaux (Leesville, La. / Leesville HS) finished his stellar career for the Wildcats by breaking the ASC career saves record. He had six stops in a loss to Ozarks and 11 more against UT Tyler to bring his total to 389 career saves.

Howard Payne sophomore keeper Nicholas Panameno (Cypress, Texas / Cypress Ranch HS) came up with six saves in a 4-1 win over LeTourneau.

McMurry senior goalkeeper Alex Chavez (Galveston, Texas / Ball HS) set a school record with his eighth shutout of the year in a 1-0 victory against Hardin-Simmons. He had three saves in the contest.