Dominican’s Kolby Mitnick named PacWest Men’s Soccer Player of Week
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Dominican sophomore forward Kolby Mitnick (Newcastle, CA/Del Oro) has been selected the Pacific West Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week.
The conference announced the honor on Monday, Oct. 29, for games contested Oct. 22-28.
Mitnick totaled seven points during a 1-0-1 week for the Penguins. He scored two goals and added an assist in a 5-2 win at Chaminade on Oct. 26, finishing the game with five points.
He was credited with the game-winner and helped rally the Penguins from an early 2-0 deficit by scoring goals in the 33rd and 60th minutes.
Mitnick also led the Penguins to comeback tie at Hawai‘i Pacific on Oct. 28 by scoring the game-tying goal in the 61st minute to forge a 2-2 double-overtime draw.
Like the Chaminade contest, the Penguins trailed 2-0 but rallied to pick up a point in the standings.
The PacWest Fantastic 15
Luke Ackerman (Fr., 6-0, 160, M, Costa Mesa, CA/Calvary Chapel) - Azusa Pacific – totaled four points on two goals in 4-2 home victory vs. Dixie State on Oct. 27…gave Cougars 2-1 lead in 62nd minute…made score 4-1 in 75th minute.
Alex Anderson (Jr., 6-2, 180, M, Palmdale, CA/Palmdale) – California Baptist – scored game-tying goal on penalty kick in 73rd minute of a 1-1 double-overtime tie with Grand Canyon on Oct. 27.
Oktay Bulut (Jr., 5-11, 155, M, Ruesselsheim, Germany) - Azusa Pacific – totaled five points on two goals and an assist during a 4-2 win vs. Dixie State on Oct. 27…tied game 1-1 in 35th minute…credited with game-winner on penalty kick at 73:36…assisted on Cougars’ fourth goal in 75th minute.
Xavier Fuerte (So., 5-6, 155, M, Kapaa, HI/Kapaa) – Hawai‘i Hilo – totaled five points on two goals and an assist in 1-1-0 week for Vulcans…tallied game’s first goal in tough 2-1 loss vs. BYU-Hawaii on Oct. 27…scored a goal and added an assist in 4-1 win vs. HPU on Oct. 22.
Armando Garcia (Jr., 6-0, F, Redwood City, CA/Sequoia) - Notre Dame de Namur – assisted on two goals, including game-winner in double-overtime, in a 3-2 win at Academy of Art on Oct. 26…tallied game-winning goal at 14:15 in 1-0 victory at Holy Names on Oct. 24.
Tyler Garrison (Sr., 6-1, 170, F, Rocklin, CA/Rocklin) – California Baptist – produced a six-point game in a 7-0 win over Dixie State on Oct. 25…scored twice in final 10 minutes of the contest…tallied one goal on a penalty kick…produced a pair of assists on game’s third and fourth goals.
Jonathan Gonzalez (Jr., 6-2, 180, F, Bloomfield, NJ/Bloomfield) - Notre Dame de Namur – recorded a hat-trick and totaled six points in a 3-2 double-overtime win at Academy of Art on Oct. 26…scored in 50th, 65th and 106th minutes.
Pedro Guevara (Sr., 5-5, 145, M, Santa Rosa, CA/Montgomery) - Dominican – totaled four points on two goals in a 5-2 comeback win at Chaminade on Oct. 26…Penguins trailed 2-0…scored in 48th and 69th minutes.
Chad Nahoolewa (Jr., 5-9, 140, M, McKinney, TX/McKinney) – BYU-Hawaii – scored three goals and finished with six points during a 1-1-0 week…scored goal in 6-2 loss vs. Fresno Pacific on Sept. 24…scored two goals, including the game-winner, in 2-1 win vs. NDNU on Sept. 29.
Bruno Pessoa (Jr., 6-3, 175, F, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) - Fresno Pacific – scored two goals and totaled four points in a 2-0-0 week for the Sunbirds…tallied game’s fourth goal in 56th minute of a 5-0 win at UC Santa Cruz on Oct. 23…posted game-winning goal at 47:49 in 4-2 victory at Holy Names on Oct. 27.
Alejandro Porras (Jr., 5-11, 170, F, Begues, Spain/IES Begues) – Hawai‘i Pacific – totaled four points on a goal and two assists during a 1-1-1 week…assisted on game-winning goal at 43:14 in a 1-0 win over Bethesda on Oct. 25…scored game’s first goal and assisted on second score in 2-2 double-overtime tie vs. Dominican on Oct. 28…Sea Warriors led 2-0 in the first 18:25 of the contest.
Francisco Rivero (Jr., 5-9, 155, M, Paramount, CA/Paramount) – Dixie State – scored two goals and finished with four points despite a 0-2-0 mark for the Red Storm during the week.
Saaed Robinson (Sr., 5-9, 150, F, Portmore, Jamaica/Wolmers Boys School) – Grand Canyon – led Grand Canyon to a 7-2 win at Point Loma on Oct. 25 by scoring a natural hat-trick to start the game…tallied two goals :41 apart at 19:09 and 19:50…made it 3-0 at 28:35…finished game with six points…credited with game-winner on third goal.
Aaron Sanchez (Jr., 5-10, 160, M, South Gate, CA/South Gate) – Hawai‘i Hilo – posted five points on two goals and an assist during a 4-1 win vs. HPU on Oct. 22...scored game’s first goal at 5:14…helped UHH take a 3-0 lead with an assist at 68:03…put Vulcans up 4-0 at 70:48 with second goal of the game.
Gustavo Silva (Jr., 5-11, 165, M/F, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) - Fresno Pacific – totaled six points on two goals and two assists in a 2-0-0 week for the Sunbirds…scored two goals and added an assist for a five-point game in 4-2 win over Holy Names on Oct. 27…also had an assist in 5-0 win at UC Santa Cruz on Oct. 23.
Brett Waters (Sr., 5-10, 170, F, Pleasant Grove, UT/Pleasant Grove) – BYU-Hawaii – totaled four points on a goal and two assists in a 1-0-1 week for the Seasiders…assisted on both goals in a 2-1 comeback win at Hawai‘i Hilo on Oct. 27…scored game-tying goal with :49 left in regulation to forge a 1-1 double-overtime tie vs. Bethesda (CA) on Oct. 23.