NAC Men's Soccer Weekly Honors (Week Ending September 2)

Player of the Week

Joseph Holloway, Northern Vermont-Johnson 

(So., M/F - Essex County, England)

Joe Holloway scored 3 goals and had an assist over a 2-0 weekend for the Badgers. He accounted for all 3 goals in a 3-2 win vs Vermont Tech on Friday including the game winning goal. On Sunday he scored another goal vs Paul Smith's to give him 7 pts on the week.


Defensive Player of the Week

Kyle Townsend, Husson

(Jr., GK - Hampden, Maine)

Holding Wentworth to a 1-1 draw through double overtime in Husson's season opener, junior Kyle Townsend recorded six saves in net for the Eagles. After the first weekend of the 2018-19 season, Townsend shut down eight shots, giving up only two goals in 200 minutes while helping the Eagles take a 2-1 victory over Becker on Sunday.


Rookie of the Week 

Dustin Brown, Canton

(Fr, D - Mastic, N.Y.)

Brown scored the game-winner 53 seconds into the second overtime to lift the Roos to a 1-0 win against Wells College. The goal was the first collegiate goal in the first game at SUNY Canton for the rookie defender. He also helped the Roos keep their opponents scoreless for the first 190 minutes of the season.



SUNY Canton earned a 1-0 win behind Dustin Brown?s first collegiate goal 53 seconds into the second overtime against Wells College. After holding Bard scoreless for nearly 90 minutes and holding a 1-0 lead the men?s soccer team fell 2-1 in overtime on Sunday. Brett Anderson scored his first collegiate goal for the Roos.

UMaine-Farmington split their opening two games with a 2-0 loss on Saturday to Wentworth and picked up a 2-1 victory over Becker College

Husson kicked off their season with a 1-0-1 record after tying the season opener against Wentworth Institute of Technology in double overtime thanks to freshman Ali Essallamy tucking away a penalty kick. On Sunday, the men?s soccer team defeated Becker College, 2-1, off a header goal by junior Ian Lee followed up by a goal from sophomore Alvaro Valls.

NVU-Johnson went 2-0 this past week as they beat Vermont Tech 3-2 on Friday and took their second victory of the weekend on Sunday against Paul Smith's College 4-0. Daniel Arriola and Joseph Holloway combined for 6 of the Bader's 7 goals over the weekend. Arriola had a standout performance with a hat trick vs. Paul Smiths College. Coach Shane Bufano moves up to third place in all time wins (9) passing Ray Campanile.

NVU-Lyndon fell, 4-0, at Norwich on Saturday night. The match was Lyndon's season opener.

Maine Maritime fell to the University of New England on Friday night, 1-0, in their season opener. The team prepares for a busy week as they host Southern Maine on Wednesday night and will travel to Norwich University on Friday and Saturday to face the Cadets and SUNY Maritime.

Thomas went 2-0 on opening weekend, competing in the Husky Challenge at the University of Southern Maine. In their season opener on Friday, John Morrissey scored the overtime winner in the 96th minute to push Thomas past Coast Guard 2-1. On Saturday, Thomas shutout Westfield State 2-0 to close out the weekend. The Terriers will host Colby in their home opener on Wednesday, then travel to the University of New England on Saturday before hosting Berkeley (NY) on Sunday. 

UMaine-Presque Isle split a pair of games during the opening weekend losing a tough 2-1 match to Green Mountain on Saturday and coming back to defeat Vermont Tech 3-1 on Sunday. The Owls play their home opener on Wednesday vs Umaine Machias.