2019 Men's Soccer Players of the Week

  • Michael Lyons, Lynchburg, Sr., Midfielder
    November 04, 2019
    Lyons, a senior from Wall, N.J., put together a strong week with a pair of goals and an assist in Lynchburg's two victories. Lyons, who earned All-ODAC First Team status as a midfielder for Ferrum College last season, picked a great time for his first goal of the season in the regular season finale against Guilford. He finshed a pass from Luke Mega in the 93rd minute for a 1-0 overtime victory over the Quakers, which locked up the ODAC Tournament's fourth seed. Lyons turned up his production a notch in the quarterfinal against Randolph-Macon as he assisted Abibi Osman on the Hornets' first goal in the 13th minute and then again finished off a feed from Mega in the 83rd minute for a 2-0 triumph.
  • Luke Mega, Lynchburg, Fy., Forward/Midfielder
    October 28, 2019
    Mega, a first-year from Glen Allen, Va., picks up his second weekly honor of the season after registering four goals in a pair of ODAC wins for Lynchburg as the Hornets look to secure a spot in the upcoming ODAC Tournament. Mega opened his weekly account with two goals in a 4-1 victory over Shenandoah. He notched the game's first goal off a feed from Michael Lyons in the 26th minute and then struck with an unassisted tally in the 66th minute for a 3-1 advantage. Mega stayed hot on the week as he again scored twice in a 3-1 triumph at Virginia Wesleyan. He scored what amounted to the game-deciding tally off a feed from Seth Dale in the 48th minute for a 2-0 lead. He found the scoresheet again in the 61st minute, this time finishing off a setup from Carter Averette. For the season, Mega is tied for third in the ODAC with nine goals scored. He sits sixth with 19 points.
  • Thomas White, Bridgewater, Sr., Forward
    October 21, 2019
    White, a senior from Virginia Beach, Va., put together a strong scoring week with three goals and an assist as Bridgewater went 1-1 against ODAC competition. At Randolph-Macon, White drew the Eagles level at 1-all with a 15th-minute tally in an eventual 2-1 setback to the Yellow Jackets. White helped the Eagles rebound with five points in a strong 4-1 upset of nationally 13th-ranked Roanoke over the weekend. White had a hand in all three of Bridgewater's second half goals to blow open their 1-0 halftime lead. He assisted Luke Stubbs on his goal in the 47th minute, and Stubbs returned the favor with an assist on White's first tally in the 39th minute. Less that five minutes later, White put the game out of reach when he finished off a feed from Sam Franklin. For the season, White is tied for third in the ODAC with five assists. His 15 points tie for eighth, while his five goals scored are tied for 11th.
  • Abibi Osman, Lynchburg, Jr., Forward
    October 14, 2019
    Osman, a junior from Dadaab, Kenya, picks up his first weekly honor of the season after registering five points on two goals and an assist in the Hornets 1-0-1 week against ODAC competition. Osman got his week started by setting up Luke Mega's strike at the top of the box for the game's second goal in a 4-0 home victory over Randolph-Macon. Osman then twice beat Hampden-Sydney's defense in an eventual 3-3 draw at H-SC. He finished off a service from Ben Mackey with a sliding effort to give Lynchburg a 1-0 advantage in the 12th minute. He again gave the Hornets a lead in the 49th minute, finishing off Lynchburg's attack right in front of goal to give the Hornets a 3-2 edge. For the season, Osman leads Lynchburg with 10 points on four goals and a pair of assists. 
  • Jacob Mann, Hampden-Sydney, Sr., Forward
    October 07, 2019
    Mann, a senior from Mebane, N.C., contributed to the scoresheet in both of Hampden-Sydney's victories last week, running the Tigers' winning streak to six straight games. Mann opened his book in the 62nd minute in a non-conference tilt against Shenandoah as his 20-yard strike proved the game's lone goal for a 1-0 home victory. Bridgewater kept its winning ways rolling in a 2-0 ODAC win at Bridgewater on the weekend. Mann repaid Spell Carr's assist on his goal against SU with a helper late-on to lock-up the Tigers' win and move the squad to 2-0 in the ODAC standings with Guilford, Virginia Wesleyan, and Washington and Lee joining H-SC atop the league table. For the season, Mann is tied for fourth in the ODAC with 13 points and is tied for sixth with five goals scored. He has registered at least one point in three straight games and five of his last six.
  • Kyle Gallagher, Lynchburg, Jr., Goalkeeper
    September 30, 2019
    Gallagher, a junior from Haymarket, Va., was a veritable brick wall thru 220 minutes of play on the way to a pair of shutouts against two of the conference's best programs. Gallagher, who made 17 saves on the week, came up with 11 stops to preserve a 0-0 draw and shutout thru 110 minutes against nationally fourth-ranked Washington and Lee. Three of his saves came in the second overtime period. Gallagher again was at his best with six saves in a 0-0 draw with regionally-ranked Roanoke. He combined for five of his saves between the second half and first overtime period in highlight a second 110-minute showing. For the season, Gallagher is second in the ODAC with 39 saves and a .830 save percentage. He has had six or more saves in 4-of-9 games played this season.
  • Caleb Oakes, Eastern Mennonite, Sr., Midfielder
    September 23, 2019
    Oakes, a senior from Waynesboro, Va., is rounding into form for the Royals as he helped Eastern Mennonite snap a four-game skid with a pair non-conference road wins before opening ODAC play this week. Oakes opened EMU's account at Gallaudet with fifth-minute tally in a 3-0 Royals' victory. He was again back on the scoresheet with a 20-yard strike across goal for Eastern Mennonite's third goal in an eventual 5-3 triumph at Lebanon Valley College. Oakes now has five points on the season with two goals and an assist, all of which have come in the last three games.
  • Luke Mega, Lynchburg, Fy., Forward/Midfielder
    September 16, 2019
    Mega, a first-year from Glen Allen, Va., picked the perfect time for his first career multi-goal game as the Hornets posted a 1-1 record against a pair of ranked opponents last week. Following a 2-0 loss to nationally 20th-ranked Mary Washington during the midweek, Mega put Lynchburg on the right foot against third-ranked Oglethorpe with a 20th minute unassisted tally for a 1-0 lead. He then doubled the Hornets margin with a second tally, this time off a dish from Abibi Osman in the 81st minute. Oglethorpe got one back late-on, but Mega's two tallies left Lynchburg with a 2-1 triumph. Mega is currently tied for fifth in the ODAC with three goals scored.
  • Penny Senior, Randolph-Macon, So., Forward
    September 09, 2019
    Senior, a sophomore from Kingston, Jamaica, helped the Yellow Jackets improve to 3-1 on the season with a pair of non-conference wins on the road last week. After playing a major role in Randolph-Macon's link-up play and aerial game in its 1-0 upset at nationally 15th-ranked Eastern, Senior put his name in the scorebook twice at Cabrini. With R-MC trailing, 2-1, late in the second half, Senior earned his first goal off a feed from Anthony Astruc in the 83rd minute. Much to Cabrini's surprise, Senior struck again with just 53-seconds left in regulation to secure a 3-2 victory for the Yellow Jackets. The goals scored against Cabrini are the first of his collegiate career.
  • Ricky Aguilar, Guilford, Sr., Midfielder
    September 03, 2019
    Aguilar, from Sanford, N.C., had a boot in on five the Quakers first six goals scored of the season as the senior playmaker helped Guilford to a 1-1 start. In the season-opener, Aguilar dished out a pair of assists on Guilford's first and third goals of the game in the Quakers 3-1 victory at Averett University. Aguilar then racked up four points in a 4-3 setback to Pfeiffer University as he scored GC's first goal and provided the assists on the Quakers' remaining two tallies. Aguilar has registered at least one point in three of his last four games played dating back to last season.