2010 Men's Soccer Players of the Week

  • JOHN ROBERT PLYLER, Hampden-Sydney, Senior, Goalkeeper
    November 01, 2010
    Plyler, a senior from Charlotte, N.C., had one of the biggest clutch performances of his career this week. In 220 minutes of playing time -- plus a shootout -- against Roanoke College, Plyler allowed zero goals and made 12 saves. On Tuesday in the regular season finale, Plyler faced 24 shots and made six saves to record his 22nd career shutout. In the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament, he faced 18 shots and also made six saves. In the shootout, Plyler saved two straight attempts to help secure the Tigers spot in the semi-finals. Plyler has 23 career shutouts, leaving him just one shutout short of tying the H-SC career record held by former All-American, Mike Bizon ’00.
  • JOSH RICHARDSON, Virginia Wesleyan, Freshman, Forward
    October 25, 2010
    Richardson, a freshman from Hampton, Va., helped VWC to a crucial 2-0 week in ODAC play with goals in victories over Randolph College and Guilford College. Both games were against foes battling VWC for third place in the conference standings. He scored the winning goal in a 3-2 victory over Randolph, knocking the ball in in the 76th minute. He also assisted on the Marlins’ first goal of the game. At Guilford, Richardson came through again, adding VWC’s final goal in the 78th minute. The goals were his first two of the season.
  • ALAN HINTON, Virginia Wesleyan, Freshman, Goalkeeper
    October 18, 2010
    Hinton, a freshman from Bristow, Va., helped guide VWC to a 2-0-1 week, with the tie a 2-2 double overtime finish with Christopher Newport University, ranked No. 1 nationally. Hinton made two crucial take aways in that game, one in each of the overtime periods, to help shut down the CNU offense. He faced 23 CNU shots and finished with seven saves, his second highest total of the season. Hinton recorded 11 saves in the three games and recorded a pair of shutouts over Greensboro College and Emory & Henry College. He now owns an 0.68 goals against average and an .878 saves percentage. He is also 5-2-2 on the season.
  • SHANE SPANNINGER, Lynchburg College, Junior, Forward
    October 11, 2010
    Spanninger, a junior from Horsham, Pa., helped LC pick up two conference wins this week. He assisted on the game-winning tally Wednesday in a 2-1 win at Randolph. He netted the game-winner and assisted on the insurance goal on Saturday in a 3-1 victory over Bridgewater College in LC’s Homecoming game to keep LC atop the ODAC standings. The points were the first of the season for Spanninger.
  • MICHAEL STARK, Roanoke College, Senior, Defender
    October 04, 2010
    Stark, a senior from Newport News, Va., picks up his second weekly award of the season. Stark scored two of the three goals for the Maroons for the week in two victories. Both tallies proved to be game-winners, including a header with just over two minutes remaining to knock off Averett, 1-0, in non-conference action. He scored the eventual game-winner against Randolph-Macon in a 2-0 win. He captained the defensive unit to two shutouts last week, giving the Maroons nine clean sheets on the season.
  • HARRISON MYRDAL, Virginia Wesleyan College, Senior, Midfield
    September 27, 2010
    Myrdal, a senior from Virginia Beach, Va., scored his first goal of the season to lift VWC to a thrilling 1-0 victory over No. 4 regionally-ranked North Carolina Wesleyan College on Wednesday, and came back on Saturday to score another game-winning goal in a 2-1 win at Washington & Lee University. Myrdal scored in the 87th minute at WLU and in the 101st minute in the OT game with NCWC.
  • MICHAEL RELEFORD, Lynchburg College, Freshman, Goalkeeper
    September 20, 2010
    Releford, a freshman from Blacksburg, Va., burst into the starting lineup last week with immediate benefits. In his first collegiate start Wednesday, Releford made eight saves as the Hornets defeated Virginia Wesleyan 1-0 in ODAC play. LC played Salisbury, ranked second in the region by the NSCAA, to a 0-0 double-overtime tie Saturday. Releford made 11 stops to keep his team in the game despite being out-shot, 32-10.
  • JORDAN ALEXANDER, Guilford College, Senior, Forward
    September 13, 2010
    Alexander, a senior from Mandeville, La., provided a great offensive spark off the bench in two Guilford wins at the Cougar Classic over the weekend. Alexander tallied six points on two goals and two assists in two games. He had a goal and two assists for a season-high four points in Guilford’s 5-1 win over Piedmont. The forward came back a day later with a second-half goal in the Quakers’ win over LaGrange. Alexander has a team-high 10 points on four goals and two assists this season. He has scored all of his points in the last three games, all Guilford wins.
  • MICHAEL STARK, Roanoke College, Senior, Defender
    September 07, 2010
    Stark, a senior from Newport News, Va., notched a pair of goals in Roanoke's 3-0 week. Stark came forward from his defensive position to tally the first goal in a 3-0 triumph against Ferrum to open the season. Later in the week against Methodist, Stark scored the game-winner to secure the Maroons' 1-0 win. The goal came with just 25-seconds to play in the second overtime. The two-time All-American leads Roanoke in goals early with two, and his defense has helped RC hold opponents scoreless through three games.