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October 24-30
David Niederholtmeyer of Dominican University
...Senior...Forward...Washington, Mo. (St. Francis Borgia H.S.)...
Niederholtmeyer scored two goals and assisted on three others as the Stars won a pair of games last week, increasing their record to 17-1. In a 3-0 win versus Illinois Wesleyan University, Niederholtmeyer scored the game's first goal, and then assisted on Dominican's final goal. He then added a goal and two assists in a 8-1 victory against Marian College in a LMC tournament quarterfinal game on Saturday.


October 17-23
Joe Silverberg of Lakeland College
...Senior...Goalkeeper...South Bend, Ind. (Clay H.S.)...
Silverberg did not allow a goal at senior day for the Muskies in a, 0-0, tie to MSOE. The shutout marked his fourth of the season, all coming in conference play. Silverberg extended the Lakeland career shutout record to 12, the previous record holder was Sam Pavlik with nine shutouts from 1998-2001. Lakeland (5-7-4, 3-1-3 LMC) finished the LMC regular season tied for third place.

Others nominated:  David Niederholtmeyer - Dominican;


October 10-16
David Niederholtmeyer of Dominican University
...Senior...Forward...Washington, Mo. (St. Francis Borgia H.S.)...
Niederholtmeyer played a part on six of Dominican's seven goals last week, scoring four and assisting on two. The senior forward scored a hat trick and assisted on a goal in the Stars' 5-1 victory over Marian College last Wednesday. He then scored and assisted on the Stars' two goals in a 2-0 shutout at Lakeland on Saturday, finishing the conference season a perfect 7-0 mark. Dominican (13-1, 7-0 LMC) is currently ranked No. 12 in the latest NSCAA/adidas National Rankings.

Others nominated: Edgar Albarran, Wisconsin Lutheran;


October 3-9
Matt Kochanowski of Dominican University
...Freshman...Forward...Arlington Heights, Ill. (Fremd H.S.)...
Kochanowski scored a trio of goals in two wins for the No. 15 Stars last week. On October 4, the freshman forward scored a pair of goals, including the game-winning goal, in the 3-1 victory over Concordia University (Wis.). Kochanowski then scored a goal in a 3-0 win at Wisconsin Lutheran College. The Stars improved to 11-1 overall, and a perfect 5-0 in LMC play.

Others nominated: Evan Klees, Edgewood; Scott Kress, Lakeland;


September 26-October 2
David Niederholtmeyer of Dominican University
...Senior...Forward...Washington, Mo. (St. Francis Borgia H.S.)...
Niederholtmeyer recorded a pair of hat-tricks against in two wins versus LMC opponents Maranatha Baptist and Edgewood last week. He also assisted on a goal in the 5-0 win at Maranatha Baptist. The 17th ranked Stars (9-1, 3-0 LMC) are currently the highest scoring offense among all of NCAA Division III teams (5.0 GPG as of Sept. 25).

Others nominated: Tom Class, Lakeland;


September 19-25
Alex Gonnsen of Edgewood College
...Freshman...Midfield...Wausau, Wis. (West H.S.)...
Gonnsen played a crucial role coming off the bench in Edgewood's 3-2 win over Marian College in both teams LMC opener, as the rookie scored his first collegiate goal and assist. Gonnsen's goal at the 69:15 mark tied the game at 2-2 and his assist to teammate Harper Taggart provided the Eagles (3-5, 1-0 LMC) with the lead with just under nine minutes remaining in the game.

Others nominated: Seth Walsdorf, Lakeland;


September 12-18
Matt Kochanowski of Dominican University
...Freshman...Forward...Arlington Heights, Ill. (Fremd H.S.)...
Kochanowski led the 6-0 Stars, currently ranked 14th in the latest NSCAA/adidas Division III National Rankings, to two wins last week. On the week, he netted five goals, including four goals against John Carroll University in a 7-1 victory, and another in a 4-1 win against North Park University.


September 5-11
Ryan Castelic of Marian College
...Junior...Defender...DePere, Wis. (West DePere H.S.)...
In a 1-0 victory over Blackburn College on Saturday, Castelic scored the game's only goal. He scored the game-winning goal from his defender position, where his defensive play impacted the game as well. On Sunday, Castelic tallied another goal in the 4-0 victory, and his defense helped preserve the Sabres' (2-2-1) second shutout of the week.

Others nominated: David Niederholtmeyer, Dominican University; Travis Moulton, Concordia University.


September 1-4
Matt Kochanowski of Dominican University
...Freshman...Forward...Arlington Heights, Ill. (Fremd H.S.)...
The rookie forward scores five goals in his first collegiate contest as the Stars (2-0) routed Concordia University (Ill.), 14-0, in the season opener on September 1. Kochanowski also tallied his first collegiate assist in a 4-1 win over Webster University on the 4th.

Others nominated: Joe Silverburg, Lakeland College; Bob Klauk, MSOE.

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