Loebe, Nuhu, Leifhelm Earn Weekly Soccer Awards
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Fordham junior Janos Loebe was named Atlantic 10 Men’s Soccer Player of the Week Monday, while Fordham junior Rashid Nuhu and Rhode Island senior Nils Leifhelm were selected as Co-Defensive Players of the Week. Freshman Quinn Dudek of Davidson and Oscar Haynes Brown from George Washington shared the league’s Co-Rookie of the Week honor. The awards are for games played from Sept. 11-17.
A forward from Kierspe, Germany, Loebe scored the game-winning goal in both of Fordham's games this past week. He scored in the 81st minute against Marist, breaking a 1-1 tie late to give Fordham the win. He then tallied the only goal of the game at Quinnipiac on Saturday, scoring in the 68th minute. Loebe leads the Rams in goals (4), assists (2), points (10), and game-winning goals (3).
Nuhu, a goalkeeper, dropped his goals against average to 0.69 this season, picking up two wins last week. The Accra, Ghana, native made five saves in a 2-1 win over Marist, followed by two stops in a shutout of Quinnipiac, his fourth of the season and 17th of his career.
Leifhelm posted his 19th career shutout in URI's scoreless draw at No. 16 New Hampshire Saturday. - Two of the goalkeeper’s four saves came in the final two minutes of regulation. The clean sheet was his third in a row, marking the first time in his career that he records back-to-back-to-back shutouts. The Munster, Germany, product has not allowed a goal in his last 290:00 played, and he was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week.
Dudek, a forward from Malvern, Pa., finished the week with his first career goal and assist in helping Davidson remain unbeaten (5-0-1) and off to its best start since the 1982 season. His assist came in the Wildcats 1-1 double overtime draw with High Point, while he put Davidson up 2-0 with his goal against Wofford Friday evening.
Haynes Brown continued his strong start to his GW career with two goals and an assist in a 1-0-1 week. The forward from West Sussex, England, recorded a goal and an assist Wednesday as the Colonials rallied to beat Navy, 3-1. On Saturday, his 19th-minute tally provided the offense needed for a 1-1 draw with UMBC.