Big South Announces Men's Soccer Players of the Week
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BigSouthSports.com) - Winthrop midfielder Alex Isern has been tabbed the Big South Men's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week, while High Point defender Fejiro Okiomah garnered Big South Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for games played Sept. 24-30, the League announced today.
Isern, a senior from Barcelona, Spain, posted two goals and a pair of assists to lead Winthrop to a 2-0 record last week. Against USC Upstate on Sept. 25, Isern scored in the 47th minute to knot the game at 1-1. He then assisted on the game-winner in the 86th minute as his cross found Adam Brundle for the score. Four days later against UNC Asheville, Isern put the Eagles on the board in the eighth minute as he collected his own rebound and found the back of the net. In the 69th minute against the Bulldogs, Isern set up an Achille Obogou header to give the Eagles the 2-1 win. The honor marks his first Big South Attacking Player of the Week selection this season.
Okiomah, a senior from Austin, Texas, led the High Point backline that did not allow a single shot on goal in the 1-0 win over William & Mary on Sept. 25. The shutout marked High Point's second straight contest in which the Panther defense did not allow a single shot on frame. The victory was also High Point's third-straight shutout and vaulted the Panthers to enter the Top 25 National Rankings at No. 24. The honor marks his first Big South Defensive Player of the Week plaudit this season.
Also nominated for Men's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week for Week 6: Shane Malcolm (High Point), Jonathan Kukapa (Longwood) and Bernardo Ulmo (Radford).
Also nominated for Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Week 6: Ethan Hall (Campbell), Henrick Robstad (Coastal Carolina), Tyler Beadle (Presbyterian College), Ryan Taylor (Radford) and Magnus Thorsson (Winthrop).
Big South Men's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week
Aug. 28 - Ashton Bennett, Coastal Carolina
Sept. 4 - Shane Malcolm, High Point
Sept. 11 - Devin Pierce, Longwood
Sept. 18 - Mamadee Nyepon, HighPoint
Sept. 25 - Marc Segarra, Winthrop
Oct. 2 - Alex Isern, Winthrop
Big South Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Aug. 28 - Ethan Hall, Campbell
Sept. 4 - Scott Shewfelt, Coastal Carolina
Sept. 11 - Kody Palmer, High Point
Sept. 18 - Uchenna Uzo, Coastal Carolina
Sept. 25 - Dario Redono, Radford
Oct. 2 - Fejiro Okiomah, High Point