KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Parker Moon of Columbia (Mo.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Ryan Harrisskitt of Columbia has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Moon and Harrisskitt were selected based on their performances from Sept. 3-9 and were chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Parker Moon, Columbia
6-0, SO, F, Lee's Summit, Mo.
- Moon put in both goals against the defending national champions, Wayland Baptist. He headed the ball into the back of the net for the game-winner.
- 2 goals
- 4 total points
Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Ryan Harrisskitt, Columbia
6-2, JR, GK, Hartlepool, England
- Harrisskitt kept the Cougars in the game with his six saves against the defending national champions, Wayland Baptist.
- 90 minutes played
- 1 goal allowed, 6 saves
2-1win over No. 1 Wayland Baptist
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Defensive Nominees: Pedro Muller Moreira, Union (Ky.); Zach Taylor, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Manuel Guillermo, Multnomah (Ore.); Shane Badertscher, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Braden Conn, Saint Francis (Ind.); Victor Negrete, Vanguard (Calif.); Kieran Harrison, Hastings (Neb.); Andrea Dorella, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Tavita Ploetz, Saint Mary (Kan.); Clement May, Cumberlands (Ky.); Alvaro Garcia, LSU Alexandria (La.); Aaron Gipson, Indiana East (Ind.); Daniel Merkel, Science & Arts (Okla.); Dave Chesterman, Faulkner (Ala.); Thomas Debladis, Webber International (Fla.); Gian Marco Bevitori, Madonna (Mich.)
Week 1 (September 05):
Week 2 (September 12): Ryan Harrisskitt, Columbia (Mo.), Parker Moon, Columbia (Mo.)