MAC Announces Men’s Soccer Players of the Week

Updated 10/30/2012

Men's Soccer Co-Player of the Week 
David Meves, Akron,  Goalkeeper
Senior, Arlington Heights, Ill. (Christian Liberty Academy)
Meves broke the school record for most shutouts in a career while helping the No. 2 University of Akron men's soccer team to road victories at Ohio State (1-0) and Hartwick (4-0) last week. With the 49th shutout of his career last Tuesday against the Buckeyes, Meves passed Evan Bush (2005-08) for the top spot on the program's all-time list. It didn't come easily however, as the senior from Arlington Heights, Ill., had to make a season-high six saves to preserve the clean sheet. Moreover, three of those saves in particular were of the spectacular variety as Meves turned away consecutive dangerous shots early in the second half with the game scoreless and then made a leaping stop in the 66th minute to preserve the Zips' 1-0 lead. Meves then added to his record-setting total by posting the Zips' 12th shutout of the season at Hartwick in a match that clinched Akron's eighth-consecutive Mid-American Conference regular season championship. 


Men's Soccer Co-Player of the Week
Anthony Grant, Bowling Green, Forward
Junior, Kingston, Jamaica (Jamaica College)
Had the game-winning goals in each of BGSU’s two matches last week, as the Falcons defeated both Michigan and Florida Atlantic on the road by 2-0 scores.  Grant had a total of five points on the week, with two goals and an assist.  On Tuesday, his goal less than two minutes into the second half broke a scoreless tie at U-M, helping the Falcons to their first road win over a Big Ten Conference team in 11 years.  Then, on Friday, Grant scored what proved to be the winning goal in the 13th minute of the MAC match vs. FAU, and assisted on the Falcons’ other goal in that 2-0 win. On the season, Grant has 19 points, tying him for the team lead.  He paces the Falcons and is tied for second in the MAC with a total of eight goals, and also has three assists.  Five of his goals have been game-winning goals, the highest total by a BG player since the 1997 season.  Grant has nine points (four goals, one assist) in the Falcons’ six MAC matches.  The Falcons are 7-7-3 overall and 3-2-1 in the MAC, having tripled their conference win total for all of last season (1-4-1).