Men's Soccer Player of the Week
David Meves, Akron, Goalkeeper
Senior Arlington Heights, Ill. (Christian Liberty Academy)
David Meves continued to climb the school record book by posting a pair of shutouts over two nationally-ranked programs last weekend as part of the annual University of Akron Tournament. Meves, a native of Arlington Heights, Ill., a trio of saves in the Zips' scoreless draw against No. 10 St. John's last Friday and made three more stops to preserve the clean sheet in a 5-0 rout of No. 11 South Florida Sunday. With 42 shutouts for his career, the senior is second on the school's all-time list and is just six shy of matching the Zips' standard of 48. For his efforts this weekend, Meves was named Defensive Most Valuable Player for the two-day, four-team tournament.
Kyle Farris Western Michigan, Defender
Sophomore, Plainwell, Mich. (Plainwell)
Kyle Farris scored the game-winning goal off the bench as the Western Michigan men's soccer team improved to 6-1-0 with a 1-0 shutout against Valparaiso on the road Friday night. Farris scored the game's lone goal at 32:34 in the first half. A long throw by Yllson Asani into the box fell to Erik Kelly, who played the ball to Farris on the far side. Farris buried his shot from 10 yards out for his first goal of the season.
Anthony Grant, Bowling Green, Forward
Junior, Kingston, Jamaica (Jamaica College)
Scored the lone goal of the Falcons’ lone match last week, finding the back of the net in the 15th minute at Cleveland State. That goal, his first as a Falcon, proved to be the game winner in a 1-0 victory over the Vikings. Now is tied for second on the team in scoring, with four points on a goal and two assists. Now has scored at least one point in 19 of 24 collegiate matches in the United States. Had school-record totals of 23 goals and 53 points at McKendree (Ill.) University last season.