MAC Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Anthony Ampaipitakwong, Akron, Midfielder
Senior, Carrollton, Texas (IMG Academy)
Anthony Ampaipitakwong scored a goal and added an assist to lead the No. 1 Zips to a 4-0 rout of No. 2 Tulsa Friday night at Lee Jackson Field before a school record, capacity crowd of 4,744. The senior midfielder assisted Darren Mattocks on a corner kick for UA's third goal of the night in the 50th minute before finishing a rebound from Darlington Nagbe for his second goal of the season in the 70th minute.Other Nominees:
Max Weston, Bowling Green, Forward
RS Junior, Worthington, Ohio (Worthington Christian)(Indiana Univ.)
Had a goal and an assist in the Falcons' 3-0 win over Wright State on Wednesday ... his cross found the head of teammate Dusko Topolic, giving the Falcons the lead just 2:37 into the match ... then, scored one of BGSU's two goals just four minutes apart in the second half to seal the win ... on the season, has a team-leading eight points on three goals and a pair of assists ... has doubled his scoring total for all of last year ... has been involved in the scoring of five of BGSU's six goals this season.
Benny Barshai, Florida Atlantic, Forward
RS Freshman, Parkland, FL (George Mason Univ.)
Barshai scored his first career goal in FAU's 2-1 win over North Florida on Wednesday. He added FAU's only shot on target during the loss at Stetson. The transfer from George Mason University sat out last season due to a redshirt year but has come on strong for FAU on the front line in 2010.
Steven Amaya, Hartwick, Midfielder
Senior, Oakland Gardens, NY (Martin Luther King)
Hartwick captain Steven Amaya produced 2 goals and an assist during his team's recent matches at Elmore Field. Against Marist, Amaya's goal reduced the deficit before half time to 2-1. In the second half of the same game Amaya assisted on Michael Cunningham's goal with the score ending 3-2 in favor of Marist. On Saturday night Amaya popped up in the box to score off a header en route to Hartwick's first win of the season, 1-0 v. Hartford.
James Stevenson, Northern Illinois, Forward
Freshman, Falkirk, Scotland (St. Mungo's)
Stevenson scored the game-winning goal in just the seventh minute to put NIU on top of Bradley 1-0. The first score came off a rebound of a strike from fellow freshman Mino Kayser. Stevenson added an insurance goal in the 85th. He received a pass from Francis Otira, then dribbled past both a defender and the Brave keeper for a tap-in goal.
Shane Lyons, Western Michigan, Forward
Sophomore, Plainwell, Mich. (Plainwell)
Sophomore Shane Lyons scored the difference maker in a 1-0 win over Eastern Illinois Sunday, helping the Broncos improve to 5-2-1 on the season (one shy of last year's win total). His fifth goal of the season and second game-winner of the season, Lyons headed a ball in during the 76th minute for the Bronco victory. With the goal, Lyons also remains the Mid-American Conference leader for total goals scored. WMU's only game of the week, it was Lyons' third goal in the last two games. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Eastern Illinois.