October 29-November 4
Kevin Fisher, Edgewood College
...5'8...Senior...Midfielder...Green Bay, Wis. (Southwest)...
Fisher scored a hat-trick in the first half of a NAC tournament first round game last Monday in which the Eagles defeated Lakeland College, 5-0. He then scored the Eagles' lone goal in a 1-1 tie versus Aurora University in a tournament semifinal game. The Eagles did not advance to the tournament final after losing the shootout, 3-2.
Nick Gatton, Marian College
...6'2...Freshman...Forward...Milwaukee, Wis. (Pius XI)...
The Sabres closed the year out on a three-game winning streak and Gatton was a big reason for that streak. The rookie helped the Sabres go 2-0 this past week as he scored both goals in Marian's 2-0 victory over Maranatha on Tuesday. Then in Saturday's 3-2 victory over Concordia-Chicago, he scored a goal and assisted on the game-winning goal with less than three minutes to play.
Other nominees: Chase Corricelli (Aurora University), Andriy Apetrey (Edgewood College), Jake Jankowski (Wisconsin Lutheran College).
Juan Saldana, Dominican University
...5'10...Sophomore...Midfielder...O'Fallon, Mo. (Chaminade College Prep)...
Since returning to the lineup last Sunday, Saldana has logged five goals and tallied three assists. This past week, Saldana logged five goals and two assists as the Stars posted back-to-back 8-0 wins in NAC play, defeating Concordia University Chicago and MSOE. In Saturday's victory over MSOE, Saldana scored four goals, three of them in a ten minute span, and also logged one assist. The win clinched the 2007 Northern Athletics Conference Championship for the No. 11 Stars.
Other nominees: Danny May (Aurora University), Jake Andreska (Edgewood College).
Plamen Pamukov, Dominican University
...6'1...Junior...Midfielder...Addison, Ill. (East Leyden Township)...
Pamukov scored all of Dominican's five goals on the week as the Stars went 2-0 with a 3-1 win over Wisconsin Lutheran College and a 2-0 win over St. Norbert College. Pamukov's three goals against WLC was the junior's first-career hat trick.
Other nominees: Jason Maestas (Benedictine University), Kevin Fisher (Edgewood College), John Varebrook (MSOE), Jake Jankowski (Wisconsin Lutheran College).
Matt Ness, Aurora University
...5'10...Fr...Goalkeeper...Traverse City, Mich. (Suttons Bay)...
Ness played a key role in Aurora's 1-0-2 week with both ties coming against tough nationally ranked opponents, No. 18 Dominican and No. 25 UW-Oshkosh. All 14 of his saves came in the two 1-1 double overtime ties, with 11 against Oshkosh. The victory came in a 4-1 win over Maranatha Baptist.
Other nominees: Kevin Fisher (Edgewood College), Zach Buchman (Lakeland College), Edgar Albarran (Wisconsin Lutheran College).
Brian Nord, Concordia University Wisconsin
Last Tuesday, Nord had two goals in a 5-1 victory over Lakeland College. On Saturday, Nord had four goals and three assists in a victory over Concordia University Chicago. In the Saturday match versus CUC, he only played the first 22 minutes of the match and still set a school record of 11 points.
Other nominees: Chase Corricelli (Aurora University), Alex Rowley (Dominican University), Kevin Fisher (Edgewood College), Jake Jankowski (Wisconsin Lutheran College).
Piotr Sliwa, Dominican University
...6'1...Junior...Goalkeeper...Chicago, Ill. (Taft)...
Sliwa posted a pair of shutouts on the week to help the Dominican University Stars to an unblemished 2-0-0 mark on the week. On Wednesday night, Sliwa logged five saves in a game in which the Stars were outshot 17-5, but managed to pull out a shutout victory thanks in large part to Sliwa's play in goal. At the time, North Park was ranked 12th in the nation by D3Kicks.com. Sliwa then logged seven saves in the Stars' 5-0 win at Lakeland College on Saturday.
Other nominees: Brian Nord (Concordia University Wisconsin), Kevin Fisher (Edgewood College), Spencer Cook (MSOE), Cameron Teske (Wisconsin Lutheran College).
Jake Jankowski, Wisconsin Lutheran College
Jankowski guided Wisconsin Lutheran to two dramatic wins this past week. In the Warriors 2-1 win over MSOE on Saturday, Jankowski successfully converted on a penalty kick attempt in the 79th minute to tie the score at 1. In Sunday's 1-0 overtime win over Dubuque, Jankowski converted on another penalty kick in the 95th minute to send WLC to the victory.
Other nominees: Chase Corricelli (Aurora University), Jeremy Hedrick (Concordia University Chicago), Matt Kochanowski (Dominican University), Andriy Apetrey (Edgewood College).
Brian Nord, Concordia University Wisconsin
Nord scored two goals versus Carroll College including the game winner in overtime. He also scored the first goal in CUW's 4-1 win over Beloit College to improve the Falcons record to 3-0-1.
Other nominees: Chase Corricelli (Aurora University), Matt Kochanowski (Dominican University), Kevin Fisher (Edgewood College).
August 31 - September 2
Chris Shurtliff, MSOE
...6'1...Senior...Goalkeeper...Grayslake, Ill. (Community)...
Shurtliff recorded 11 saves and a shutout in MSOE's 1-0 victory at Beloit College on Saturday, September 1.
Other nominees: Tyler Klotz (Aurora University), Scott Hall (Benedictine University), Brian Nord (Concordia University Wisconsin), Kevin Fisher (Edgewood College).