Brad Ludwig of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Angel Pena of Pine Manor have been named the American Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Soccer Players of the Week.
Ludwig, a junior midfielder from Appleton, WI (Kimberly HS), scored in the 52nd minute, and his goal held up as the game-winner in UW-Whitewater's 2-0 triumph at ACAA rival Finlandia on Sunday. He rebounded his own miss and found the back of the net for his sixth goal of the year. Ludwig collected four shots, including three on goal, during the match to help the Warhawks improve to 12-1-1 for the season.
Pena, a senior goalkeeper from Eagle Pass, TX (Eagle Pass HS), posted his second shutout in his last three games when he held Dean scoreless in a 5-0 win. Isolated 1-on-1, Pena made an stop midway through the first half to keep the Gators on top 2-0 at the time. Within the first 15 minutes of the second half, Pena was called upon again to make a similar stop low to his left then had to pop up quick and save an attempted chip off the rebound of the first shot.
Others Nominated: Offensive: Christian Wright (Pratt), Andree Hernandez-Garcia (UC Santa Cruz). Defensive: Carter Boliek (Pratt), Zach Wichman (Finlandia), De'Andre Rogers (Valley Forge), Evan Donini (Wis.-Whitewater).
September 3 - Ari Sidman, UC Santa Cruz
September 10 - Jose Gonzalez, Pine Manor
September 17 - Oscar Uriel Roque, Pine Manor
Hozai Ceballos, Wisconsin-Whitewater
September 24 - Jared Rice, Pratt
October 1 - Jose Gonzalez, Pine Manor
October 8 - Brad Ludwig, Wisconsin-Whitewater
September 3 - Jake King, Wisconsin-Whitewater
September 10 - Trevor Johnson, Wisconsin-Whitewater
September 17 - Liam Linas, UC Santa Cruz
September 24 - Garrett Morgando, Wisconsin-Whitewater
October 1 - Garrett Morgando, Wisconsin-Whitewater
October 8 - Angel Pena, Pine Manor