ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Men's Soccer Players of the Week for matches played during the week of Oct. 9 through Oct. 15. Lincoln Memorial's Victor Peres was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while Anderson's Gal Elyashiv was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week.
A senior forward, Peres led the Railsplitters in the scoring column as they split the week with a 4-2 win against North Georgia and dropped their match 3-2 at Lenoir-Rhyne. The Brasilia, Brazil native scored four goals, including a hat trick versus the Nighthawks. Peres is currently second in the SAC in goals and points, while third in shots. This is Peres's first Offensive Player of the Week honor.
Elyashiv, a native of Rishon Le Zion, Israel, record eight saves for the Trojans in a 3-1 over Wingate and six in a scoreless double-overtime draw with Tusculum. In almost 200 minutes, the sophomore goalkeeper had a save percentage of .933. This is Elyashiv's first Defensive Player of the Week award this season.
2018 SAC AstroTurf Men's Soccer Players of the Week
Offensive Player of the Week
Sept. 5 – Elliot Cutts, Wingate
Sept. 11 – Ashley Kelynack, Carson-Newman
Sept. 18 – Felipe De Sousa, Lincoln Memorial
Sept. 25 – Tobias Solem Karlsen, Carson-Newman
Oct. 2 – Adam Ward, Queens
Oct. 9 – Ayuk Tambe, Tusculum
Oct. 16 – Victor Peres, Lincoln Memorial
Defensive Player of the Week
Sept. 5 – Alejandro Quiriti, Tusculum
Sept. 11 – Jakob Sellhed, Wingate
Sept. 18 – Alexander Langer, Lenoir-Rhyne
Sept. 25 – Tarek Malz, Newberry
Oct. 2 – Alejandro Quiriti, Tusculum
Oct. 9 – Caleb Cothrin, Lincoln Memorial
Oct. 16 – Gal Elyashiv, Anderson
AstroTurf is an official corporate partner of the South Atlantic Conference and title sponsor of the Conference's Player of the Week awards program.
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