BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — West Virginia Wesleyan’s Matthew Bentley is the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Charleston’s Ewen Le Gallo is the league’s Defensive Player of the Week.
Bentley, a junior from London, England, helped lead the West Virginia Wesleyan attack in a pair of wins last week. After firing six shots in a win over Concord, Bentley found the back of the net four times in a win over Urbana. He is just the fourth player in league history to score four goals in a game.
Le Gallo, a sophomore from Nantes, France, helped the Golden Eagles secure a fifth-straight MEC regular season championship with his efforts on Sunday against nationally ranked Notre Dame. Le Gallo was called on to make just one save in the overtime match, but led a defensive unit that allowed just three shots in the match as the Golden Eagles remained unbeaten on the year improving to 13-0-2.
Other Top Performances
Offense: Christos Charalambou (UC) had the game-winning score in overtime to clinch the MEC title against Notre Dame … Jack Osborne (WLU) had the first hat trick in Hilltopper history against Shepherd … Zach Poff (UU) had the game-winner in overtime against Wheeling Jesuit … Nicholas Felician (NDC) had a brace in a win over Shepherd … Martin Minuzzi (WJU) had a goal against Urbana and the game-winner against Concord.
Defense: Jakob Henriksen (UU) had 15 saves in two matches last week … Daniele De Angelis (NDC) had his 10th shutout of the season last week … Josh Sheffield (CU) added his fourth goal of the season in a loss to WVWC.
2018 MEC Men’s Soccer Players Of The Week
Sept. 3: David Torralba (NDC)
Sept. 10: Nico Engelking (UC)
Sept. 17: Christo Charalambous (UC)
Sept. 24: Martin Minuzzi (WJU)
Oct. 1: Guilherme Gloria Albuquerque (NDC)
Oct. 8: Jasminko Dizdarevic (UU)
Oct. 15: Arthur Favero (NDC)/Teavon Spencer (WJU)
Oct. 22: Matthew Bentley (WVWC)
Sept. 3: Paolo Termine (NDC)
Sept. 10: Lewis Norvock (NDC)
Sept. 17: Florian Dupuis (WLU)
Sept. 24: Jakob Henriksen (UU)
Oct 1: Daniele De Angelis (NDC)
Oct. 8: Jakob Henriksen (UU)
Oct. 15: Paolo Termine (NDC)
Oct. 22: Ewen Le Gallo (UC)