NAC Men's Soccer Weekly Honors (Week Ending September 10)

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Miguel Caballero, Husson
(Jr., F - Orono, Maine)

Caballero netted one goal and assisted on another in the Eagles' 4-0 win over Eastern Nazerene on Saturday night. His goal gave Husson a 2-0 lead, while his assist padded the Eagles' lead to 3-0. 

 

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Cody Gross, Husson
(Sr., GK - Fair Lawn, N.J.)

Gross made two saves for Husson in a 4-0 win over Eastern Nazarene, recording his first win on the short season. The Eagle defense only allowed five shots, while the senior keeper did his part by stopping two shots on goal.  

 

 

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Seraphin Iradukunda, Castleton
(Fr., F - Burlington, Vt.)

Iradukunda started all three games on the week for Castleton and totaled five points with a pair of goals and an assist. The freshman played a crucial role in the Spartans' first win of the season, netting two goals including the game-winner on four total shots in a 3-1 victory over SUNY Poly. He then followed that up with an assist and two shots in a tough loss against Potsdam. Iradukunda has started every game thus far this season and leads the team with 13 shots and five points.  

 

 

 

AROUND THE NAC

Castleton went 1-2 on the week with a trio of non-conference home matches. The Spartans opened the week with an impressive 3-1 victory over SUNY Poly behind two goals from freshman Seraphin Iradukunda. Castleton then lost a pair of tough matches against Clarkson and Potsdam to close out the week. Colby Gay and Jack Kingdon also added goals this week for the Spartans. Castleton will face Keene State on the road Wednesday before opening conference play Saturday at New England College. 

Colby-Sawyer dropped a pair of tough road games last week. The Chargers fell at No. 15 UMass Boston, 4-0, and then lost a heart-breaker at Middlebury, 2-1 in double overtime. After beginning the season with four straight road games, Colby-Sawyer will host Clark on Wednesday before traveling to Maine Maritime on Saturday to begin NAC play. 

UMaine-Farmington went 1-1 at the Southern Vermont Tournament. The Beavers lost their first game against Oswego State on Saturday, 6-1, and bounced back on Sunday with a 3-0 victory against Southern Vermont. 

Green Mountain lost its lone game of the week to Bard, 5-0. The Eagles will open up conference play next Saturday when it travels to Johnson to face the Badgers at 1:00 p.m.

Husson earned its first win of the season with a 4-0 shutout over Eastern Nazarene on Saturday night at Boucher Field. Miguel Caballero and Saker Ghanayem both recorded a goal and an assist in the victory.

Johnson (3-1, 0-0 NAC) went 1-1 this past week beating Wheelock College 3-2 in overtime on Saturday and falling to Curry College 5-0 on Sunday. In the win over Wheelock, rookie Jarod Croteau notched two goals, one of which he scored with just under two minutes left in the second half to send it to overtime and the other two minutes into the extra period to win it for the Badgers. The Badgers are home this Wednesday, facing Worcester State. Johnson will host Green Mountain in the conference opener on Saturday, then end the week at home against Becker on Sunday. 

Lyndon opened the season with a pair of non-conference shutout wins, downing Vermont Tech, 8-0, and UMaine-Presque Isle, 4-0. Senior Josh Thibault found the back of the net twice against Vermont Tech, while senior Matt LaClair posted two clean sheets in goal.

Maine Maritime went 0-2 this week, falling to SUNY Maritime and Sarah Lawrence. The Mariners open up NAC play on Saturday when they host Colby-Sawyer for homecoming. 

New England College suffered a 1-0 setback in the team's only game of the week, a home game against Nichols. NEC will host Wheaton College on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and opens NAC play on Saturday against Castleton at 2:30 p.m. 

Thomas fell in back-to-back non-conference games, finishing at 0-2. On Thursday, the Terriers traveled to Endicott were they were blanked, 4-0. The team hosted the University of New England on Saturday and was shutout once again with a 2-0 final score. Thomas outshot UNE 13-11 in the contest. The Terriers will return to action on Tuesday, September 12, as they travel across town to face rival Colby at 4:00 p.m. for the Elm City Cup.