ATLANTA, Ga. – FGCU's Miguel Perez and Lipscomb's Christopher Zappia corralled the final set of ASUN Conference Men's Soccer Weekly Awards for the 2018 season, announced Monday by the league office.
In two dominant FGCU victories this week against North Florida and Jacksonville, Perez came away with his first two career goals in helping the Eagles lock up a share of the ASUN Regular Season title and No. 2 seed in the upcoming ASUN Championship. In FGCU's 5-0 victory vs. UNF, Perez tallied the third goal of the contest in the 62nd minute before he also added the third goal in the Eagles' 4-1 road victory vs. JU coming in the 84th minute as he pounced on the rebound of his own shot to move the game out of reach.
Zappia collects his second-straight Defensive Player of the Week honor and third of the year after stopping three shots in Lipscomb's 2-1 victory against Stetson, which locked up the No. 1 seed for the Bisons in the ASUN Championship and a share of their first Regular Season title since 2014. The senior keeper finishes the season with a 1.45 GAA, which ranks second in the conference while also holding a .724 save percentage.
ASUN Men's Soccer Player of the Week - Oct. 29th
Miguel Perez, FGCU
Junior | Midfielder | Caracas, Venezuela | Health Science
- First Career ASUN Player of the Week award; third for FGCU this season
- Scored two goals in a 2-0 week for FGCU; guided Eagles to share of ASUN Regular Season title
- Took four shots in two conference matches with all four being on frame
- Tallied third goal in 5-0 rout of North Florida; added third goal in 4-1 win at Jacksonville
- Marked his first goals and points of the season for the junior
Other Nominees: Logan Paynter, Lipscomb; Bryson Smith, North Florida.
ASUN Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week - Oct. 29th
Christopher Zappia, Lipscomb
Senior | Goalkeeper | Raleigh, N.C. | Business and Finance
- Fourth Career ASUN Defensive Player of the Week; third this season
- Stopped three shots in Lipscomb 2-1 victory vs. Stetson on Saturday
- Guided Lipscomb to share of Regular Season title & No. 1 seed in ASUN Championship
- Finished second in the ASUN for GAA (1.45) and Save Percentage (.724)
- Marked Lipscomb's first Regular Season title since 2014
Other Nominees: Gustavo Vasconcelos, FGCU.
2018 Season Award Winners
Oct. 29th - Player: Miguel Perez, FGCU; Defensive: Christopher Zappia, Lipscomb
Oct. 22nd - Player: Kevin Mendoza, Liberty / Logan Paynter, Lipscomb; Defensive: Christopher Zappia, Lipscomb
Oct. 15th - Player: Collin Scott, North Florida; Defensive; Victor Pujades, NJIT
Oct. 8th - Player: Kevin Mendoza, Liberty; Defensive; Brogan Engbers, Liberty
Oct. 1st - Player: Jose Manzo, Jacksonville; Defensive; Ben Locke, Lipscomb
Sept. 24th - Player: Mikey Connell, North Florida; Defensive; Gustavo Vasconcelos, FGCU
Sept. 17th - Player: Shak Adams, FGCU; Defensive; Raheem Somersall, FGCU
Sept. 10th - Player: Rene White, NJIT; Defensive; Gustavo Vasconselos, FGCU
Sept. 4th - Players: Tresor Mbuyu, Liberty / Elvis Menayese, Stetson; Defensive: Victor Pujades, NJIT
Aug. 27th - Player: O'Vonte Mullings, FGCU; Defensive: Christopher Zappia, Lipscomb