Northwestern players sweep GPAC Men's soccer weekly honors

September 28, 2021 9:21am

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Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Men's Soccer Players-of-the-Week

Men's Offense – James Bolger, Northwestern College (Midfield)

James Bolger of Northwestern College is this week's GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men's Soccer Offensive Player-of-the-Week. Bolger, a junior, from Boyle, Republic of Ireland, netted the game-winning goal against No. 22 Morningside with less than 10 seconds remaining in overtime. The win marked the first win for the Raiders over a nationally-ranked team at home since 2012, and helped the Raiders stay unbeaten in GPAC play. He tallied two shots in the two Raider victories this week.

 Men's Defense – Ezekiel Foltz, Northwestern College (Keeper)

Ezekiel Foltz of Northwestern is this week's GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men's Soccer Defensive Player-of-the-Week. Foltz, a junior, from Sioux Center, Iowa, helped the Raiders start 3-0 in league play, the best start since 2018, as the Raiders downed No. 2 Morningside and Concordia last week. The win over the Mustangs marked the first win over a nationally-ranked opponent at home since 2012. He collected 11 more saves with a save percentage of .917. The shutout over the Bulldogs was his fifth of the season for Northwestern.