CLEVELAND, OH - Bowling Green's Michael Wiest has been named MAC Men's Soccer Player of the Week.
Player of the Week
MICHAEL WIEST, Bowling Green, Goalkeeper
Junior, Naperville, Ill. (North)
Made seven saves to earn a complete-match shutout in the Falcons’ lone match of the week, a season-opening 3-0 win over Saint Bonaventure at Cochrane Field. The shutout was the seventh of his career, in 14 career starts. Additionally, it was his fifth shutout in eight home matches during his career. Wiest tied his career high with seven saves vs. the Bonnies. He has a record of 3-0-0 and a goals-against average of 0.00 in the month of August in his career, having made 15 saves without allowing a goal in 270 minutes of action during that month.
Richard Craven, Buffalo, Midfield
Junior, Nottingham, England / The Becket School
Richard Craven led the Bulls with four shots and a goal in the team's season-opening tie at Canisius Friday evening. After an early goal by the home team, Buffalo would find its game-tying goal later on in the half, as Steven Mounnarat was able to beat his man to the inside from the left wing and put a cracking shot on goal. It was turned away, but the rebound wound up right in the middle of the box and was quickly scooped up by Craven. The junior tucked his shot into the bottom left corner of the net to square the score at 1-1.
Jon Viscosi, Buffalo, Goalkeeper
Senior, Ottawa, Ontario / All Saints (Rio Grande College)
After an early miscue led to an early goal against him, Jon Viscosi recovered well, making five more saves against rival Canisius and commanded the box on each of the Griff's nine corner kicks in order to preserve a 1-1 tie.
Peabo Doue, West Virginia, Defender
Senior -Germantown, Md.
After playing forward for the first three years of his career, Doue switch to the left outside back position where he has played all but four minutes in the first two games, leading the Mountaineers to a 2-0 record. In the season opener on Saturday evening, Doue was involved in each of WVU's goals. He assisted on the first goal of the game on a cross from deep in the Hartford zone, while he scored the game-winning goal in the 78th minute of action on a chip shot from 15 yards out.
He also helped the team to its first shutout of the season in a 1-0 win over Stetson on Monday, taking one shot.
Eric Stevenson, Akron, Midfielder,
Columbus, Ohio (Worthington Christian)
Stevenson scored a goal and assisted another to lead The No. 10 University of Akron men's soccer team to a 4-0 shutout victory over visiting Florida Gulf Coast, an NCAA Tournament qualifier in 2011, last weekend. Stevenson's goal – a bullet from 20 yards that landed in the left corner of the net – proved to be the game-winner while his assist led to the score that put the game out of reach early in the second half. For his efforts, Stevenson was named to the National Team of the Week by College Soccer News Monday.
Ryan Lemasters, Western Michigan, Forward
Junior, Dexter, Mich. (Schoolcraft CC) (Dexter)
In his first season in a Bronco uniform, Ryan Lemasters has made an immediate impact, leading Western Michigan to a 2-0 start last week. Lemasters had five total points on the week, with three assists and one goal. Western Michigan made easy work of Marygrove in the season-opener Aug. 24, defeating the Mustangs 4-0. Lemasters scored WMU's first goal of the season - the eventual game-winner - and would make it a three-point day, also assisting WMU's second goal of the afternoon. On Sunday, Western Michigan traveled to Bradley and stunned the No. 25-ranked Braves on their home pitch, winning 2-1 in overtime. Lemasters set up both goals, as WMU took a 1-0 lead in 27th minute. A late goal by Bradley forced overtime, but Lemasters again found a teammate streaking down the field in the 99th minute, as WMU pulled out the win in overtime.