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2016 Men's Soccer Awards

2016 Men's Soccer GSAC Co-Champions
School
Menlo
Westmont

2016 Men's Soccer GSAC Tournament Champion
School
Menlo

2016 Men's Soccer All-GSAC Team
Athlete School Year Position Hometown
Augie Andrade Westmont Jr. Midfielder Ojai, Calif.
Juan Arellano Vanguard Sr. Forward Hawthorne, Calif.
Efrain Bonilla Menlo Jr. Midfielder Bogota, Columbia
Ryan Brown Hope International Jr. Goalkeeper Fountain Valley, Calif.
Eli Bunton Menlo Sr. Midfielder Mission Beach, Calif.
Alex Coates-McDowall Menlo Sr. Goalkeeper York, England
Leonardo Contreras Biola Sr. Forward Santa Ana, Calif.
Cesar Cruz-Martinez Hope International Sr. Midfielder Orange, Calif.
Josh Davis Vanguard Sr. Defender Mission Viejo, Calif.
Brandon Gomez Vanguard Jr. Goalkeeper Los Angeles, Calif.
Jose Hernandez William Jessup Sr. Midfielder Ukiah, Calif.
Genaro Hurtado-Salinas Westmont Sr. Defender Carpinteria, Calif.
Zach Klindworth The Master's Sr. Forward Valencia, Calif.
Austin Lack Westmont Sr. Forward Costa Mesa, Calif.
Matt Lariviere Westmont Sr. Forward Camarillo, Calif.
Humphrey Mahowa The Master's Jr. Forward Lilongwe, Malawi
Kousei Mattox Biola So. Midfielder Yokohama, Japan
Mike Mazzoni William Jessup Sr. Midfielder Rocklin, Calif.
Sammy McKay Biola Jr. Defender Fullerton, Calif.
Juan Mora Arizona Christian Fr. Midfielder Phoenix, Ariz.
Joel Palomares Hope International So. Forward Santa Ana, Calif.
Thales Serra Hope International Sr. Midfielder Santos, Brazil
Borja Suarez San Diego Christian Sr. Forward Barcelona, Spain
Benjamin Tembo The Master's So. Midfielder Lilongwe, Malawi

2016 Men's Soccer GSAC Annual Awards
Award Name School
GSAC Co-Player of the Year Genaro Hurtado-Salinas Westmont
GSAC Co-Player of the Year Thales Serra Hope International
GSAC Newcomer of the Year Efrain Bonilla Menlo
GSAC Coach of the Year Dave Wolf Westmont

2016 Men's Soccer GSAC Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School Year Major
Christopher Byrd Arizona Christian Sr. Business Administration
Jonathan Cline Arizona Christian Sr. Music
Alexander Coates-McDowall Menlo Sr. Business-Finance
Shawn Dettmer Hope International Jr. Business-Sports Management
Christian Filbrun William Jessup Sr. History
Blake Homan Westmont Jr. Kinesiology
Keaton Kerr Biola Jr. Business Administration
Christopher Logan The Master's Sr. Business Administration
Isaac Miselewicz Menlo Sr. Business-Finance
Clayton Mohler Biola Jr. Accounting
Nahum Paz Vanguard Jr. Business Administration
Jarrett Pugh Biola Jr. Physical Science
James Riesing Arizona Christian Jr. Biology
Nate Ruble Westmont Jr. Biochemistry
Justin Salas San Diego Christian Sr. Psychology
True Tamplin Biola Jr. Business Administration
Alexander Thompson William Jessup Sr. Liberal Studies

2016 Men's Soccer Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School
Christopher Byrd Arizona Christian
Jonathan Cline Arizona Christian
Alexander Coates-McDowall Menlo
Shawn Dettmer Hope International
Christian Filbrun William Jessup
Blake Homan Westmont
Keaton Kerr Biola
Christopher Logan The Master's
Isaac Miselewicz Menlo
Clayton Mohler Biola
Nahum Paz Vanguard
Jarrett Pugh Biola
James Riesing Arizona Christian
Nate Ruble Westmont
Justin Salas San Diego Christian
True Tamplin Biola
Alexander Thompson William Jessup

2016 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  • September 5, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Brandon Gomez - Vanguard
      • Junior - 5-11 - Goalkeeper - Los Angeles, Calif.
      • Brandon Gomez notched two complete-game shutouts with five saves as No. 14-ranked Vanguard began the season with two wins last week. In the NAIA Game of the Week, the junior goalie blocked a crucial penalty kick early in the game, and the Lions went on to upset No. 8 Rocky Mountain (Mont.), 4-0.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Ivan Azpeita - Vanguard
      • Sophomore - 5-8 - Forward - Orange, Calif.
      • Ivan Azpeita was the leading point scorer of the week as No. 14-ranked Vanguard won both of its matches to open the season. The senior forward scored Vanguard's first goal of the year and assisted on the other goal as the Lions defeated La Sierra, 2-0. Azpeita then recorded an assist in Vanguard's upset of No. 8-ranked Rocky Mountain (Mont.), 4-0.
  • September 12, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Igor Puglia - Biola
      • Junior - 6-2 - Goalkeeper - Mairipora, Brazil
      • Igor Puglia posted his second and third shutouts of the 2016 season during a 2-0 week for No. 11 Biola. The junior goalkeeper faced five shots-on-goal and stopped them all.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Jose Hernandez - William Jessup
      • Senior - 5-9 - Midfielder - Ukiah, Calif.
      • Jose Hernandez led William Jessup in scoring with three goals in two contests last week, both 4-1 wins over the opponents. Against Warner Pacific (Ore.), the senior midfielder found the net early to put the team on the board and then added another goal and an assist for a total of five points on the day, seven for the week.
  • September 19, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Brandon Gomez - Vanguard
      • Junior - 5-11 - Goalkeeper - Los Angeles, Calif.
      • Brandon Gomez made two saves and gave up just one goal in No. 14-ranked Vanguard's 2-1 win against No. 21-ranked Marymount California. The junior goalie posted shutouts in the first four contests of the year and holds a 13-1 edge in goals given up. He is the anchor of a Lions defense with experience across the pitch. Vanguard is 5-0 entering GSAC play.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Humphrey Mahowa - The Master's
      • Junior - 5-10 - Forward - Lilongwe, Malawi
      • Humphrey Mahowa, of The Master's University, scored a hat-trick to help head coach Jim Rickard earn his 300th win. The junior forward also added two assists in that win against Bethesda.
  • September 26, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Ryan Brown - Hope International
      • Junior - 5-11 - Goalkeeper - Fountain Valley, Calif.
      • Ryan Brown made 12 saves during the week to help Hope International team start the GSAC portion of the 2016 season with a 2-0 record. Brown made six saves in a shutout win against Westmont before making another six in a 3-1 win at Arizona Christian. The Royals are the last undefeated team in the conference and Brown's strong play in goal is a large part of their success. With Brown in goal the Royals have recorded seven shutouts and allowed only two goals all season.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Benjamin Tembo - The Master's
      • Sophomore - 5-8 - Midfielder - Lilongwe, Malawi
      • Sophomore midfielder Benjamin Tembo scored the golden goal for The Master's in a 1-0 double-overtime thriller over No. 8 Vanguard.
  • October 3, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Lalo Delgado - Westmont
      • Freshman - 6-2 - Goalkeeper - Oxnard, Calif.
      • Freshman Lalo Delgado of Westmont held No. 8 Vanguard scoreless on its own field for over 58 minutes before being forced from the game by an injury. On the season, Delgado has a 3-0 record, one shutout and 16 saves and a 0.64 goals against average.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Matthew Lariviere - Westmont
      • Senior - 5-1 - Midfielder - Camarillo, Calif.
      • Matthew Lariviere helped Westmont gain a 3-1 road win over No. 8 Vanguard with a goal and an assist. Lariviere leads the team in goals (3) and points (8).
  • October 10, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Zachary Satton - San Diego Christian
      • Junior - 6-0 - Goalkeeper - Tehachapi, Calif.
      • Zachary Satton shutout Biola for the first GSAC win of the season for San Diego Christian. The junior goalkeeper played all 106 minutes in the double overtime win with four saves.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Cesar Cruz-Martinez - Hope International
      • Senior - 5-7 - Midfielder - Orange, Calif.
      • Cesar Cruz-Martinez was involved in both goals last week for Hope International in a 2-1 win over No.12-ranked Vanguard. The senior midfielder assisted on the first goal of the match and scored the game-winning goal for the Royals. Cruz-Martinez now has seven goals this season and four assists to lead the undefeated Royals as to a perfect record in GSAC play.
  • October 17, 2016
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Borja Suarez - San Diego Christian
      • Senior - 5-9 - Midfielder - Barcelona, Spain
      • Borja Suarez scored 5 goals in the San Diego Christian come-from-behind 7-6 win at William Jessup. The senior scored the sixth and game-tying goal as well as the seventh and go ahead goal for the Hawks. The five goals gives him 15 on the year which is tops for the GSAC and in the top 10 in the NAIA.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Borja Suarez - San Diego Christian
      • Senior - 5-9 - Midfielder - Barcelona, Spain
      • Borja Suarez scored 5 goals in the San Diego Christian come-from-behind 7-6 win at William Jessup. The senior scored the sixth and game-tying goal as well as the seventh and go ahead goal for the Hawks. The five goals gives him 15 on the year which is tops for the GSAC and in the top 10 in the NAIA.
  • October 24, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Igor Puglia - Biola
      • Junior - 6-2 - Goalkeeper - Mairipora, Brazil
      • Igor Puglia was active as a keeper can be this week. In the Eagles' 2-0 win over previously undefeated Hope International he recorded a penalty kick save, a diving save on a free kick from the top middle of the box and three other saves. The junior goalkeeper also had four saves in the Eagles' 2-0 win over San Diego Christian on Biola's senior night. It was his eighth and ninth shutouts of the season, which puts Biola second in the GSAC. The Eagles lead the GSAC in goals against this year (five in 14 games).
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Humphrey Mahowa - The Master's
      • Junior - 5-10 - Forward - Lilongwe, Malawi
      • Humphrey Mahowa scored three goals on the week for The Master's. The junior forward scored both of the Mustangs' goals against William Jessup. Mahowa added another goal in the 3-0 win over Menlo.
  • October 31, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Brandon Gomez - Vanguard
      • Junior - 5-11 - Goalkeeper - Los Angeles, Calif.
      • Brandon Gomez recorded made 7 saves and recorded 2 shutouts as Vanguard concluded the regular season with wins against San Diego Christian and The Master's to vault to the third seed in the upcoming conference tournament. The junior goalkeeper has recorded 8 shutouts this season.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Jonny Ensch - Menlo
      • Senior - 5-11 - Midfielder - Long Beach, Calif.
      • Jonny Ensch came on in a big way for No. 20-ranked Menlo last week. The senior midfielder tallied an assist in the overtime win over Biola and followed it up with the game-winning goal in double overtime against Hope International to earn Menlo a share of the GSAC regular-season title for the first time in school history.
  • November 7, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Brandon Gomez - Vanguard
      • Junior - 5-11 - Goalkeeper - Los Angeles, Calif.
      • Brandon Gomez came up huge for Vanguard as they were tied with Biola at 3-3 after double overtime. The junior goalkeeper blocked two penalty shots during the shootout and then coolly sank the game-winner moments later as the Lions advanced to the semifinals.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Juan Arellano - Vanguard
      • Senior - 5-7 - Forward - Hawthorne, Calif.
      • Juan Arellano scored two goals in the first round of the GSAC Men's Soccer Tournament against Biola. His first was just two minutes into the game. Then during the penalty kick period, the senior forward was one of three Lions to sink his shot to advance Vanguard to the next round.