Big South Announces Men Soccer Players of the Week

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BigSouthSports.com) - High Point midfielder Shane Malcolm has been tabbed the Big South Men's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week, while Coastal Carolina goalkeeper Scott Shewfelt garnered Big South Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for games played Aug. 27-Sept. 2, the League announced today.

Malcolm, a senior from Sunrise, Fla., posted two goals and a pair of assists to lead the Panthers to a 2-0 record last week.  Against Adelphi on Aug. 31, he helped get the scoring started as he assisted on the first goal of the contest.  He later put in the eventual game-winner in the 55th minute as he finished off a Leon Carby assist.  Two days later against Northern Kentucky, Malcolm got the High Point offense rolling as he found Mamadee Nyepon in the second minute.  Malcolm's goal came in the 70th minute as the Panthers won, 6-0.  The honor marks his first Player of the Week nod this season.

Shewfelt, a junior from London, Ontario, turned away seven shots in 127:13 minutes of action to help the No. 19 Chanticleers to a 1-0-1 record last week.  At Ohio State on Aug. 31, he posted three saves in 21 minutes of action.  After a Coastal Carolina red card, Shewfelt came in and turned away a Buckeye penalty kick.  He would go on to collect two more saves during the overtimes as Coastal battled Ohio State to the 1-1 draw.  Against Wright State on Sept. 2, Shewfelt posted 105:59 of shutout soccer with four saves as Coastal Carolina won, 1-0.  The honor is his first Defensive Player of the Week plaudit this season.

Also nominated for Men's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week for Week 2:  Ashton Bennett (Coastal Carolina), Philip Van Berkon (Longwood), Jonny Mercado (Presbyterian College), Chel Ho Kim Park (Radford) and Mason Lavallet (Winthrop).

Also nominated for Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Week 2:  Kody Palmer (High Point), Tyler Beadle (Presbyterian College) and Ryan Taylor (Radford).

Big South Men's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week
Aug. 28 - Ashton Bennett, Coastal Carolina
Sept. 4 - Shane Malcolm, High Point

Big South Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Aug. 28 - Ethan Hall, Campbell
Sept. 4 - Scott Shewfelt, Coastal Carolina