ATLANTA, Ga. - NJIT's Rene White earned the ASUN Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week award, while Lipscomb's Noah Gulden and NJIT's Samuel Reisgys shared Defensive Player of the Week honors, announced by the league office Monday. The honors were the first career awards for Gulden and Reisgys, while White received the honor for the second time.
Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Rene White, NJIT
Junior | Forward | Bloomfield, N.J.
- Second Career ASUN Player of the Week honor; fifth Player of the Week selection in NJIT history
- Scored the golden goal in the first overtime period (96') to defeat VCU, 1-0 in the lone match of the week
- Has scored four goals in three matches this season
- Lifted his career goals scored total to 21
- NJIT (2-0-1) remains undefeated through the first three matches of the season for the fourth-consecutive year
Other Nominees: Max Edwards, FGCU.
Men's Soccer Defensive Players of the Week
Noah Gulden, Lipscomb
Senior | Defender | Hattingen, Germany
- First Career ASUN Defensive Player of the Week honor; first honor of the season for Lipscomb
- Helped Lipscomb secure its first win of the season in shutout fashion (3-0) over ETSU, ranked No. 44 in the final NCAA RPI in 2018
- Anchored a backline which allowed just four shots, two being on goal, in the match
- Connected on his first career goal in the 52nd minute
- Guided the Bisons to record a perfect GAA on the week
Samuel Reisgys, NJIT
Freshman | Goalkeeper | Rimbach, Germany
- First Career ASUN Defensive Player of the Week honor; seventh honor all-time in Highlander history
- Made a penalty kick save in the 46th minute to help force the match to overtime
- Registered five saves in the victory and has 16 on the year
- Collected his second career win in a 1-0 overtime win over VCU, ranked No. 71 in the final 2018 NCAA RPI
- NJIT (2-0-1) remains undefeated through the first three matches of the season for the fourth consecutive year
Other Nominees: Gustavo Vasconcelos, FGCU.
2019 Season Award Winners
Sept. 9th | Player: Rene White, NJIT; Defensive Players: Noah Gulden, Lipscomb/Samuel Reisgys, NJIT
Sept. 3rd | Player: Ryan Medilah, FGCU; Defensive Player: Lute Lillo-Portero, Stetson
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