Maya Named Defensive Player of the Week
Monday Sep, 05 2011
WACO, Texas — Ivan Kovacevic of Texas Wesleyan University and Cesar Silva (right) of Huston-Tillotson University (Texas) earned a share of the Red River Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award for the dates of Sept. 5-11, while HT’s Juan Maya and TWU’s Dejan Milosevic were honored as the RRAC Co-Defensive Players of the Week for the same dates.
Kovacevic, a sophomore midfielder from Kakanj, Bosnia, scored a career-high four goals in addition to an assist as the Rams trounced Dallas Christian College (Texas), 9-1, last Tuesday. He also assisted on the goal that provided the difference in TWU’s 3-1 victory over Central Christian College (Kan.) last week. The Rams are now 3-1 on the season.
Silva, a junior midfielder from Houston, Texas, had another big week with three goals in two more HT wins. He netted one goal in a 2-1 win over Concordia University (Texas) and chipped in two more to dispatch Mid-America Christian University (Okla.), 3-1. The HT Rams increased their streak to 4-0 on the year.
Maya, a freshman defender from Austin, Texas, played a big role in the Rams’ defense again as they limited their opponents to two goals en route to a pair of wins.
Milosevic, a junior goalkeeper from Belgrade, Serbia, was credited with both of TWU’s wins last week while collecting eight saves and allowing just two goals.
Frank Toscano was selected as the Red River Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, while HT’s Juan Maya was named the Defensive Player of the Week for the same dates.