Jens Demul Named MEC Defensive Player of the Week

Jens Demul Named MEC Defensive Player of the Week

BRIDGEPORT -- Notre Dame's Leo Paiva is the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Week, while West Virginia Wesleyan's Jens Demul is the league's Defensive Player of the Week.

Paiva, a junior from Brazil, continued his torrid scoring in 2016 two more goals last week as the Falcons went 1-0-1. He notched the equalizer in a key MEC matchup against No. 5 Charleston, and then had the decisive score burying a penalty kick as the Falcons downed Wheeling Jesuit.

Demul, a senior from Belgium, played a key role as the Bobcats went 2-0 last week, including an upset win over No. 15 Urbana. After scoring a goal in WVWC's 5-1 win over Shepherd, Demul was key in helping shut out the Blue Knights and also stepped to the spot to convert the game-winning penalty in the 81st minute.

Other Top Performances
Offense: Lars Blenckers (UU) came up big once again scoring the game-winner in a key regional win over Gannon ... Patrick Guier (UC) had a goal and three assists in a 1-0-1 week for the Golden Eagles ... Alex Rhodes (CU) scored his first goal of the year providing the game-winner against Shippensburg.
Defense: None.

2016 Mountain East Conference Players Of The Week
Week Offensive Defensive
Sept. 5 Will Roberts (UC) Nathan Jones (UU)
Sept. 12 Will Roberts (UC) Shaan Stuart (WJU)
Sept. 19 Leo Paiva (NDC) Fabian Veit (UC)
Sept. 26 Leo Paiva (NDC) Nathan Jones (UU)
Oct. 3 Will Roberts (UC) Bruno Oliviera (UC)
Oct. 10 Raphael Northoff (UU) Nathan Jones (UU)
Jens Demul (WVWC)
Oct. 17 Lars Blenckers (UU) Nathan Jones (UU)
Oct. 24 Leo Paiva (NDC) Jens Demul (WVWC)