Men's Soccer Player of the Week
David Meves, Akron, Goalkeeper
Senior, Arlington Heights, Ill. (Christian Liberty Academy)
Meves became the NCAA's all-time shutouts leader while leading the No. 1 University of Akron men's soccer team to 1-0 victories over Michigan State and Western Michigan last week. With the 51st shutout of his career on the road against the Spartans, Meves surpassed the previous record holder – Josh Ford, who notched 50 clean sheets for Wake Forest from 2007-10 – to make NCAA history. It didn't come easily however, as the native of Arlington Heights, Ill., made a pair of clutch saves during the final frantic minutes of the match to preserve the Zips' lead and secure the shutout. Meves and the Zips then earned another 1-0 win against Western Michigan in the regular-season finale for both schools.
Ryan James, Bowling Green, Midfielder/Forward,
Freshman, Mississauga, Ontario (Loyola Catholic Secondary)
Scored two goals, including the overtime winner, as the Falcons defeated Wright State, 3-2, at Cochrane Field on Tuesday night (Oct. 30). The two-goal game was the first of his young career, and his game-winning goal was his first as a Falcon. On the season, James is third on the team in scoring, with 10 points on four goals and two assists. The Falcons finished the regular season with records of 8-8-3 overall and 3-3-1 in the MAC. BGSU will face Akron in the semifinal round of the MAC Tournament on Friday night.