NAC Men's Soccer Weekly Honors (week Ending 9/30/18)




Player of the Week

Matthew Caron, Maine Maritime

(Jr., F - Scarborough, Maine)

Caron helped lead the Mariners to a pair of crucial conference victories, tallying four points over the team's two shutouts. In the Mariners' 2-0 victory over Husson, the junior forward notched the first goal and dished out an assist on the second score. Against Lyndon on Saturday, Caron's throw in earned him the assist on the game-winning goal.


Defensive Player of the Week

Evan Backus, Maine Maritime

(Jr., M - Farmington, Maine, 13)

Backus helped lead the Mariners to a pair of NAC shutouts this week over in-state conference rival Husson University and NVU-Lyndon. Backus anchored a defensive unit that contained offensive momentum and held the opponents to 11 shots and 6 shots, respectively, both under their season averages. The junior midfielder also chipped in on offense with the game-winning goal against Lyndon on Saturday.


Rookie of the Week 

Justin Bell, Thomas (ME)

(Fr., F - Hamilton Parish, Bermuda)

Justin Bell had a hand in both Terrier goals in a 2-0 conference victory over UMaine-Farmington on Saturday. The Freshman scored his fourth goal of the season in the 43rd minute to put Thomas up 1-0, then assisted on Josh Morrissey's insurance goal in the 82nd minute for the three-point game.