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Men's Soccer - Mon, Oct. 9, 2017

Men's Soccer senior defender Ben Randolph was named AMC Defender of the Week for his performance against Lyon College on Saturday, the conference announced on Monday. For more, read the following story by AMC SID Scott Barker: 

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Benjamin Randolph of Missouri Baptist and Rodrigo Alves of William Woods (Mo.) are named AMC Men's Soccer Players of the Week, the Conference Office announced Monday. Randolph was awarded Defensive Player of the Week and Alves was awarded Offensive Player of the Week. The two players were selected based on their performance from Oct. 2-8.

The next AMC Player of the Week will be announced on Oct. 16.

AMC Defensive Player of the Week
Benjamin Randolph, Missouri Baptist
Sr., D, Wright City, Mo.

  • Helped the Spartans to a 1-0 AMC win over Lyon (Ark.).
  • Led the Missouri Baptist defense, who allowed just three shots on goal in the match.
  • This is his first career AMC Defensive Player of the Week.

AMC Offensive Player of the Week
Rodrigo Alves, William Woods (Mo.)
Sr., F, Campinas, Brazil

  • Scored three goals in the Owls win over St. Louis Pharmacy.
  • Helped the team win its eighth-straight contest.
  • Leads the AMC in goals (8) and points (17).
  • Picked up his first hat trick of the season.
  • This is his fourth career AMC Offensive Player of the Week award.

Other notable performances:

  • Nicolau Neto, Columbia (Mo.) – Made two stops in the Cougars non-conference win over Midland (Neb.).
  • Adam Du Toit, Columbia (Mo.) – Had one goal and one assist in the Cougars win.
  • Justin Schuttenberg, Missouri Baptist – Had the Spartans only goal in the 1-0 win.
  • Oscar Marquez, Central Baptist (Ark.) – Recorded assists on two of the team's four goals in the win over Lindenwoo-Belleville (Ill.).
  • Andres Garza, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) – Scored two goals on the week.

Offensive Nominees: Alberto Pitarch, William Woods (Mo.), Nicolau Neto, Columbia (Mo.)

Defensive Nominees: Andres Garzam, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.), Oscar Marquez, Central Baptist (Ark.), Justin Schuttenberg, Missouri Baptist, Adam Du Toit, Columbia (Mo.)

2017-18 AMC Men's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive; Offensive)
Week 1 (Aug. 28): Nicolau Neto, Columbia (Mo.); Adam Du Toit, Columbia (Mo.)
Week 2 (Sept. 4): Gianni Santin, Lyon (Ark.); Omar Fabila, Lyon (Ark.)
Week 3 (Sept. 11): Nicolau Neto, Columbia (Mo); Joey Koetting, Columbia (Mo.)
Week 4 (Sept. 18): Gianni Santin, Lyon (Ark.); Juan Carlos Salazar, Park (Mo.)
Week 5 (Sept. 25): Conor Cable, William Woods (Mo.); Michael Mayberry, Columbia (Mo.)
Week 6 (Oct. 2): Conor Cable, William Woods (Mo.); Garett Dieckhaus, Missouri Baptist
Week 7 (Oct. 9): Benjamin Randolph, Missouri Baptist; Rodrigo Alves, William Woods (Mo.)