RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the men’s soccer players of the week for the final week of the 2023 season. Rogers State’s George Robinson won the Offensive Player award; Northeastern State’s William De Dios claimed the Defender honor while the RiverHawks Ian Milla and Ouachita Baptist’s Dillon Staal shared the Goalkeeper accolade.
#theGAC/MIAA MEN’S SOCCER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – George Robinson, F, Rogers State, Sr., Maidstone, EnglandRobinson led the Hillcats to a 2-0 week at home to close out the regular season. In the regular-season finale against Fort Hays State, he came up with his second hat trick of the season as he scored all three goals in the 3-2 win. His first hat trick came in the 7-0 win against the same Tigers on October 14.
#theGAC/MIAA MEN’S SOCCER DEFENDER OF THE WEEK – William De Dios, D, Northeastern State, Jr., Tulsa, OklahomaDe Dios played the full 180 minutes in the RiverHawks two contests last week - a scoreless draw against Ouachita Baptist and a 3-0 victory against Harding. The two shutouts increased Northeastern State’s season total to a league-leading nine and lowered its goals-against average to .824, the top mark in the conference.
#theGAC/MIAA MEN’S SOCCER CO-GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK – Ian Milla, GK, Northeastern State, Fr., Lima, PeruMilla recorded two shutouts as he made a total of seven saves between a draw with Ouachita Baptist and a three-goal triumph against Harding. He finished the regular season as the league leader in saves, eight; save percentage, .833; and goals-against average, 0.77. The eight shutouts place him eighth in Division II.
#theGAC/MIAA MEN’S SOCCER CO-GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK – Dillon Staal, GK, Ouachita Baptist, So., Gonzalez, LouisianaStaal registered his first shutout of the season and the second of his career as the Tigers played Northeastern State to a scoreless draw. He made a career-high 12 saves. He has reached double figures in saves in three of his last four appearances and has a .792 save percentage over that span.
Blake Arndt, F (Fort Hays State), Esteban Ramirez, D (Southern Nazarene)
Joseph Lattier, D (Ouachita Baptist), Trindon Turner, D (Rogers State)
Blake Classen, GK (Rogers State)