2009-10 Northwest Conference Men's Soccer Student-Athletes of the Week

November 10

Offense

Chad Kearns
Pacific Lutheran, Sophomore
Forward
Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt
Major: Business


Kearns scored twice in the second half as the Lutes rallied from a 1-0 deficit to beat Puget Sound. Chad led the Lutes this year with 11 goals.


Honorable Mention –
Erik Kaufman (Willamette, So./F – Portland, Ore./Grant)
Brent Zahn (Whitworth, Sr./M – Eagle River, Alaska/Chugiak)
Jasem Jaihouni (Pacific, Jr./M – Portland, Ore./Lincoln)
Keith Marshall (George Fox, Sr./M – Redmond, Ore./Redmond)


Defense

Brian Sherpe
Whitworth, Sophomore
Goalkeeper
Centennial, Colo./Grandview
Major: Physics, Engineering


Sherpe made two difficult first half saves, giving Whitworth the opportunity to neat Whitman, 1-0. Sherpe has seven shutouts this season.

Honorable Mention –
Devin Kuh (Whitman, Fr./GK – Boulder, Colo./Boulder)
Eben Hellekson (Willamette, Jr./GK – Honolulu, Hawaii/University Laboratory School)
Andrew Stevermer (Pacific, Jr./GK – Gillette, Wyo./Campbell County)
Scott Parsons (Pacific Lutheran, Sr./D – Issaquah, Wash./Skyline)

November 3

Offense

Jason Bjorgo
Pacific Lutheran, Senior
Midfielder
Redmond, Wash./Eastlake
Major: Business


Bjorgo scored both PLU goals in a crucial victory over Pacific, and then opened the PLU scoring with a goal in a win over George Fox. He now has five goals to his credit this season.

Honorable Mention –
Todd Wallenius (Whitman, Sr./F – Oceanside, Calif./San Dieguito Academy)
Keith Kirsch (Whitworth, Sr./F – Spokane, Wash./Mt. Spokane)
Erik Kaufman (Willamette, So./F – Portland, Ore./Grant)
Kyle Story (George Fox, Sr./M – Graham, Ore./Bethel)


Defense

Derek MacLean
Pacific Lutheran, Senior
Defender
Seattle, Wash./Kennedy
Major: Biology


MacLean spearheaded a PLU defense that allowed Pacific, then in first place, only seven total shots. Pacific’s only goal was an own goal. In the victory over George Fox, Derek helped limit the Bruins to just three shots on goal. He also assisted on two of PLU’s goals in the victory.

Honorable Mention –
Chris McDonald (Puget Sound, Fr./GK – Newton, Mass./Noble and Greenough)
Andrew Stevermer (Pacific, Jr./GK – Gillette, Wyo./Campbell County)
Tim Shu (Whitman, Jr./GK – San Marino, Calif./Exeter Academy)
Elliott Davis (George Fox, Fr./GK – Canby, Ore./Canby)

October 27

Offense

Sean Rice
Puget Sound, Sophomore
Forward
Boulder, Colo./Boulder


Rice scored twice against Willamette on Saturday and then scored the game-winner in overtime on Sunday against Linfield to cap a fantastic weekend that saw three goals on four shots, all of which were on frame.

Honorable Mention –
Spencer Augustin (Pacific Lutheran, So./F – Anchorage, Alaska/South Anchorage)
Casey Dineen (Willamette, Sr./MF – Portland, Ore./Jesuit)
Kizamu Tsutakawa (Pacific, Jr./MF – Seattle, Wash. – Nathan Hale)
Geoffrey Wacker (George Fox, Fr./F – Coupeville, Wash./Coupeville)


Defense

Brian Sherpe
Whitworth, Sophomore
Goalkeeper
Centennial, Colo./Grandview
Major: Physics and Engineering

Sherpe posted back to back shutouts in a pair of road matches against George Fox and Pacific. He made several key saves on Sunday to preserve a scoreless tie in the match with Pacific.

Honorable Mention –
Danny Kamna (George Fox, So./GK – Hillsboro, Ore./Hillsboro)
Brandon Porter (Pacific, Sr./D – Canby , Ore./Canby)
Chris McDonald (Puget Sound, Fr./GK – Newton, Mass./Noble & Greenough)
Derek MacLean (Pacific Lutheran, Sr./D – Seattle, Wash./Kennedy)

October 20

Offense

Andy Hyres
Pacific Lutheran, Senior
Midfielder
Wilkeson, Wash./White River
Major: Physical Education/Health and Fitness Management         Minor: Spanish


Hyres scored what proved to be the match-winning goal against Whitman. He racked up two goals and two assists on his own, directing the Lutes to a total of nine goals in three matches.

Honorable Mention –
Jasem Jaihouni (Pacific, Jr./MF – Portland, Ore./Lincoln)
Kurtis Wong (Linfield, Sr./F – University Place, Wash./Shorecrest)
Cameron Bushey (Whitworth, So./MF – Spokane, Wash./Mead)
Luke Lagattuta (Willamette, Sr./MF – Albuquerque, N.M./Highland)

Defense

Chris McDonald
Puget Sound, Freshman
Goalkeeper
Newton, Mass./Noble and Greenough

McDonald collected a pair of shutouts in two scoreless ties at Whitman and Whitworth. The freshman lowered his GAA from 0.72 to 0.50 over the course of the two matches, with a total of 13 saves.

Honorable Mention -
Andrew Stevermer (Pacific, Jr./GK – Gillette, Wyo./Campbell County)
Nate Spangler (Whitworth, So./D – Rio Rancho, N.M./Hope Christian)
Devin Kuh (Whitman, Fr./GK – Boulder, Colo./Boulder)
Cody Tipton (Linfield, Fr./GK – North Bend, Wash./Mount Si)
Alfred Zuniga (Willamette, So./GK – Salem, Ore./South Salem)

October 13

Offense

Brandon Porter
Pacific, Senior
Defender
Canby, Ore./Canby
Major: Psychology


Porter scored the first two goals of the match against George Fox off of set plays to lead Pacific to a 3-0 shutout. It was the second and third goals of the season for Porter.

Honorable Mention –
Spencer Augustin (Pacific Lutheran, So./F – Anchorage, Alaska/South Anchorage)
Nick Powers (Linfield, Sr./M – Lincoln, Neb./Southeast)
Justin Meyer (Whitworth, So./MF – Olympia, Wash./George Fox)

Defense

Patrick Murray
Pacific, Sophomore
Defender
Hillsboro, Ore./Jesuit
Major: Exercise Science Minor: Business


Murray played a key role in a Pacific defense that put together its eighth shutout of the season over George Fox. As a whole, the Boxers have not allowed a goal in 274minutes and just seven goals all season.

Honorable Mention –
Brian Sherpe (Whitworth, So./GK – Centennial, Colo./Grandview)
Cody Tipton (Linfield, Fr./GK – North Bend, Wash./Mount Si)
Derek MacLean (Pacific Lutheran, Sr./D – Seattle, Wash./Kennedy)

October 6

Offense

Elly Bulega
Whitworth, Senior
Forward
Tacoma, Wash./Bellarmine Prep
Major: Engineering/Physics


Bulega scored Whitworth’s first two goals in a win against Linfield this weekend. He also assisted on the first (eventual winner) and last goal vs. Willamette in a 3-0 Pirate victory.

Honorable Mention –
Sean Mills (Pacific, Jr./F – Seattle, Wash./Garfield)
Brennan Altringer (George Fox, So./F – Beaverton, Ore./Southridge)
Loftin Langsdorf (Willamette, Fr./D/M – Vancouver, Wash./Columbia River)

Defense

Andrew Stevermer
Pacific, Junior
Goalkeeper
Gillette, Wyo./Campbell County
Major: Economics Minor: Anthropology

Andrew posted third and fourth shutouts of the season against Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran and extended his streak of unscored upon minutes to 394. He currently owns a 0.56 goals against average in 845 minutes this season, best in the NWC and one of the best in NCAA Division III soccer.

Honorable Mention –
Greg Saetrum (Puget Sound, Sr./GK – Boise, Idaho/Timberline)
Jake Maguire (George Fox, Sr./GK – Aurora, Ore./North Marion)

September 29

Offense

Erik Kaufman
Willamette, Sophomore
Forward
Portland, Ore./Grant

Kaufman earned a goal and an assist in the second half against George Fox, as the Bearcats rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat the Bruins, 3-2. He scored the game-winning goal at 78:25. He added two goals against Pacific, giving him three goals and one assist during the week.

Honorable Mention –
Chad Kearns (Pacific Lutheran, So./F – Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt)
Sean Mills (Pacific, Jr./F – Seattle, Wash./Garfield)
Kurtis Wong (Linfield, Sr./F – Lake Forest Park, Wash./Shorecrest)
Brennan Altringer (George Fox, So./F – Beaverton, Ore./Southridge)

Defense

Andrew Stevermer
Pacific, Junior
Goalkeeper
Gillette, Wyo./Campbell County
Major: Economics Minor: Anthropology

Stevermer posted his second shutout of the season, with seven saves against Linfield on Saturday. He had four saves in 45 minutes against Willamette before begin pulled at halftime with a 4-0 Pacific lead. For the season, Stevermer has allowed just five goals in 625 minutes & owns a 0.72 goals against average.

Honorable Mention –
Brian Kostol (Pacific Lutheran, Jr./GK – Tigard, Ore./Tigard)
Bradley Eckerson (Willamette, So./GK – Portland, Ore./Cleveland)

September 22

Offense

Daniele Zaccagnini
Pacific Lutheran, Junior
Midfielder
Olympia, Wash./Capital
Major: Business and Finance


Zaccagnini scored his first two goals of the season for the Lutes in their NWC opener win at Willamette and assisted on the match winner at Linfield.

Honorable Mention –
Travis Birrell (Pacific, Jr./F – Seattle, Wash./Nathan Hale)
Sam Freedman (Whitman, So./M – Bainbridge Island, Wash./Bainbridge)
Zach Sanders (George Fox, Sr./M/D – Puyallup, Wash./Emerald Ridge)
Kyle Benson (Puget Sound, Jr./M/R – Mukilteo, Wash./Kamiak)
Justin Meyer (Whitworth, So./MF - Olympia, Wash./George Fox)

Defense

Brian Olson
Whitworth, Senior
Defender
Missoula, Mont./Sentinel
Major: Mathematical Economics, Computer Science


As the anchor of Whitworth’s back line, Olson led a defensive effort that limited two weekend opponents to a total of three shots on goal (two Saturday, one Sunday). Brian’s defense helped the Pirates secure two victories in conference play.

Honorable Mention –
Chris McDonald (Puget Sound, Fr./GK – Newton, Mass./Noble and Greenough)
Derek MacLean (Pacific Lutheran, Sr./D – Seattle, Wash./Kennedy)
Andrew Stevermer (Pacific, Jr./GK – Gillette, Wyo./Campbell County)

September 15

Offense

Chris Shaw
Puget Sound, Jr.
Midfielder
Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho/Coeur d’ Alene Charter
Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology


Shaw’s scored three goals in three games, including both against Chapman in a 2-0 Logger win. He added an assist in a win against Coe.

Honorable Mention –
Sean Daughtry (George Fox, Jr./F/D – Vancouver, Wash./Battle Ground)
Spencer Augustin (Pacific Lutheran, Do./F – Anchorage, Alaska/South Anchorage)
Travis Isaacs (Linfield, Sr. – Damascus, Ore./Clackamas)
Jasem Jaihouni (Pacific, Jr./M – Portland, Ore./Lincoln)
Chris Reid (Whitman, Jr./F – Yakima, Wash./West Valley)

Defense

Peter Luginbill
George Fox, Jr.
Midfielder/Defender
Caledonia, Ill./Christian Life


Luginbill played sweeper for 72 minutes vs. Northwest Christian and 90 minutes vs. Walla Walla, anchoring the Bruin defense which allowed only nine shots, four on goal, and no scores in two shutout victories.

Honorable Mention –
Chris McDonald (Puget Sound, Fr./GK – Newton, Mass./Noble & Greenough)
Brandon Porter (Pacific, Sr./D – Canby, Ore./Canby)
Mark Bennett (Willamette, Sr./GK – Salt Lake City, Utah/West)

September 8 

OFFENSE

Jasem Jaihouni
Pacific, Junior
Midfielder
Portland, Ore./Lincoln
Major: Computer Science


Jasem started all three matches for the Boxers and scored the game-winning goal in the season opener against Northwest Christian. Jasem notched a hat trick against Pacific's win against La Verne on Sunday, which included a pair of penalty kick goals. His four goals and two assists this week are both season career highs.

Honorable Mention -
Kekoa Mountcastle (Whitworth, Fr./F - Waiehu, Hawaii/Kamehameha-Maui)
Cole Peterson (Puget Sound, Jr./D - Great Falls, Montana/CM Russell)
Andy Hyres (Pacific Lutheran, Sr./M - Wilkeson, Wash./White River)

DEFENSE

Andrew Stevermer
Pacific, Junior
Goal Keeper
Gillette, Wyo./Campbell County
Major: Economics Minor: Anthropology


Andrew started all three matches for the Boxers this week, earning victories in two of the three. He shared a combined shutout with three other keepers against Northwest Christian and with Chris Grasso against La Verne. Andrew had a total of 14 saves, giving up just two goals.

Honorable Mention -
Mark Bennett (Willamette, Sr./GK - Salt Lake City, Wash./West)
Brian Kostol (Pacific Lutheran, Jr./GK - Tigard, Ore./Tigard)

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