DENVER – UNLV's Timo Mehlich and Grand Canyon's Esai Easley have been named Western Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for September 9 - 15.
Mehlich, a senior midfielder from Monchengladbach, Germany, scored twice in the Rebels' 2-0 win at Pacific on Friday. He put four of his five shots on goal to provide an offensive attack against the Tigers. He also had three shots with one of goal in a 1-0 loss to San Francisco on Sunday.
Easley, a sophomore defender from Kailua, Hawai'i, anchored the Lopes back line to their third shutout of the season in a 1-0 win over visiting Oregon State. He has been on the field for 307 minutes this season as GCU has allowed just one goal over four games, posting a 0.25 team goals against average.
Other offensive nominees: CSU Bakersfield's Niklas Korber scored for the 'Runners in a 3-2 loss to seventh-ranked Saint Mary's … Grand Canyon's Pambos Aristotelous scored the Lopes' lone goal in a 1-0 win over Oregon State … San José State's Danny Sanchez scored the first goal in the Spartans' loss to then eighth-ranked Saint Mary's … Utah Valley's Alec Felix scored the golden goal in the Wolverines' overtime win over Canisius on Friday night.
Other defensive nominees: UNLV's Lukas Betz totaled 17 saves and allowed just two goals over 270 minutes to help the Rebels go 2-1 on the road … San José State's Jamal Adam helped to hold then eighth-ranked Saint Mary's scoreless for the first 62 minutes of their match.