SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts men's soccer freshman goalkeeper Miles Motakef was named the first Summit League Defensive Player of the Week of the 2018 season. Denver senior forward Andre Shinyashiki has been named this week's Offensive Player of the Week.
Motakef started his collegiate career for the Golden Eagles off strong with an overtime shutout at Drake. Shinashiki shined for the Pioneers in the opening weekend, scoring three consecutive goals in under 10-minutes.
Defensive Player of the Week
Miles Motakef, Oral Roberts
Fr. | Goalkeeper | Georgetown, Texas
• Earned an overtime shutout over Drake in his first career match
• Played and started in all 190 minutes for the Golden Eagles this weekend
• Earned 11 saves, including five against Drake in their opening night victory
Also nominated: Scott Devoss, Denver
Offensive Player of the Week
Andre Shinyashiki, Denver
Sr. | Forward | Sao Paulo, Brazil
• Recorded his first career hat trick in just 9:04 against Monmouth
• His natural hat trick is the 15th-fastest hat trick recorded in NCAA Men's Soccer Division I history
• Shinyashiki became the fastest Pioneer to score three goals in a game in Denver's D1 history while also netting the first Denver hat trick since 2013
• Shinyashiki also recorded an assist in the match to tie the Denver Division I single-game points record with seven
• This is Shinyashiki's fourth career player of the week honor
Also nominated: Matthew Lieshout, Purdue Fort Wayne; Tarik Nicholls, Oral Roberts; Xavier Brown, Western Illinois
2018 The Summit League Players of the Week
Offensive: Andre Shinyashiki, Denver
Defensive: Miles Motakef, Oral Roberts
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