RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Fort Hays State had two of the three players receive Player of the Week honors from the GAC/MIAA on Tuesday. Antonio De La Torre earned Defender of the Week honors for the Tigers, while Kieran Brown was named Goalkeeper of the Week. They join Offensive Player of the Week Nathaniel Maderos from Southern Nazarene as the weekly honorees.
De La Torre played all 200 minutes possible for the week, helping the Tigers to a 1-1 (2OT) draw with then No. 6 ranked Maryville and a 2-1 win at Rockhurst. He scored the lone goal of the match for FHSU against Maryville, then notched an assist on the game-winning goal for FHSU in the 69th minute, taking a free kick from a little over 20 yards out that was redirected into the net by Blake Arndt.
Brown was also instrumental in Fort Hays State's results for the week, also playing all 200 minutes between the pipes. Brown had a .750 save percentage for the week. He preserved the 2-1 win for FHSU at Rockhurst by making a massive save on a penalty kick attempt with 30 seconds remaining in the match, the biggest save of his six total saves for the week.
Maderos of Southern Nazarene racked up five points for the week with two goals and an assist in matches with Southwest Baptist and Oklahoma Christian.