2006 NCAC Men's Soccer Players of the Week

November 5, 2006

Denison junior forward Ryan Linn (Zanesville, OH/West Muskingum) scored 
on a breakaway six minutes into overtime to give the Big Red a 3-2 
victory over Allegheny in the championship game of the NCAC Tournament. 
The title is Denison's first in the seven-year history of the season-
ending tourney.
October 29, 2006

Freshman goalkeeper Nate Rausch (Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Cuyahoga Falls) 
made 14 saves and allowed two goals in 200 minutes of play, leading 
Hiram past Allegheny, 3-1, and to a 1-1 double overtime time tie with 
NCAC champion Ohio Wesleyan. Hiram finished with a 2-5-2 conference 
record, 9-6-2 overall.
October 21, 2006

Wittenberg sophomore Matt Borland (Kettering, OH/Alter) scored a goal 
and added two assists in a 4-0 win over Wabash and then scored twice, 
including what would prove to be the game-winner, in a 3-0 win over 
Hiram. He also added an assist against the Terriers to finish the week 
with three goals and three assists. His offensive output moved him 
into a tie for the team lead with 13 points.
October 15, 2006

Ohio Wesleyan junior Jamison Dague (Bexley, OH/Bexley) blanked two 
opponents last week, leading the Bishops to sole possession of first 
place in the NCAC. In the 2-0 win over Oberlin and the 2-0 win over 
Wittenberg, Dague stopped a combined eight of the 18 shots he faced, 
including five against Wittenberg. 
October 8, 2006

Kenyon freshman David Gold (Woodland Hills, CA/El Camino Real) scored 
the game-winner in the 65th minute to lead the Lords past nationally 
ranked Allegheny (21st), 1-0. The win, which halted a two-game losing 
skid, was the first conference victory of the season for the Lords.
October 2, 2006

Oberlin junior midfielder Sam Zackheim (Portland, OR/Lincoln) scored 
twice for the Yeomen to hand them their first NCAC win of the season - 
a 3-1 victory over Hiram which snapped the Terriers six-game win streak.  
September 24, 2006

Oberlin sophomore midfielder Zachary Lewis (Pleasantville, NY/Byrum 
Hills) had two goals in a 6-2 defeat of Bluffton, then assisted on a 
goal in the Yeomen's 3-1 defeat of Westminster. 
September 17, 2006

Wooster sophomore Steve Fracasso (Wadsworth, OH/Wadsworth) scored the 
game-tying goal on a header in a 2-1 overtime win over Marietta, with 
just 2:41 left in regulation. Fracasso also assisted on the lone goal in 
a 1-0 defeat of John Carroll.
September 10, 2006

Wabash junior forward Gary Simkus (Highland, IN/Highland) scored a hat 
trick in the second-half to hand the Little Giants their first win of 
the season, a 4-1 win over Haverford in the opening game of the Haverford 
Jimmy Miller Tournament. Simkus also scored a goal and added an assist in 
Wabash’s 3-2 loss to Rose-Hulman. He finished the week with four goals and 
an assist. Simkus leads Wabash with four goals and nine total points. 
September 3, 2006

Earlham junior forward Nhlanhla Maduna (Ezzulwini, Swaziland/Li Po Chun) 
led the Quakers to a 2-0 week to open the 2006 season. He scored the 
game winner in overtime to give Earlham a 2-1 decision over Thomas More, 
and assisted on the lone goal in a 1-0 defeat of Principia.