DENVER –Seattle U's Declan McGlynn and Josh Adachi have been named Western Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for Sept. 17 - 23.
McGlynn, a freshman forward from Kirkland, Wash. (Lake Washington HS), led the Redhawks to a pair of big wins on the road. On Wednesday, he scored once and assisted on two others in a 4-0 win at San Diego to cap off a three-game California road trip. Returning to the Emerald City, he made the most of his first match against rival Washington, scoring an insurance goal in the 83rd minute to help the Redhawks earn a second-straight victory over the 16th-ranked Huskies. Earlier this month, McGlynn scored the game-winning goal for the U.S. U-19 Men's National Team in the final match of the U-20 Men's Invitational.
Adachi, a senior goalkeeper from Pearl City, Hawai'i (Iolani' HS), earned a pair of shutouts to help lead the Redhawks to a 2-0 week on the road. At San Diego, he directed a strong defense that didn't allow a shot on goal to help him earn the clean sheet. He had to work a little harder on Sunday night at Washington, making four saves to preserve the shutout as the Redhawks earned a 2-0 win over the 16th-ranked Huskies.
Other offensive nominees: Air Force's James D'Emidio had three assists in the 10th-ranked Falcons' 4-1 win at Kansas City on Saturday night … California Baptist's Preston Judd scored twice in a 4-0 win against Hope International and added another goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to UC Riverside to push in WAC-leading goal total to 11 … Grand Canyon's Josh Drack scored the game-winning goal in the Lopes' 1-0 win at UIW on Sunday … Houston Baptist's Darrell Johnson connected on the game-winner in a 2-0 win over Utah Valley … San José State's Omar Lemus earned a goal and an assist in the Spartans' 2-1 win at CSU Bakersfield … UT Rio Grande Valley's Isidro Martinez scored the first goal at Jacksonville before assisting on the second goal in a 2-0 win and then assisted on the second goal in a 2-0 win against UNLV.
Other defensive nominees: Air Force's Joe Ortiz anchored the Falcons' defense in a 4-1 win at Kansas City, also adding a goal and assists on the other end of the field … Grand Canyon's George Tasouris earned the shutout in the Lopes' WAC-opener on Sunday at UIW … Houston Baptist's Jorge Carbera recorded his third shutout of the season, making seven saves in a 2-0 win over Utah Valley … UT Rio Grande Valley's Andy Rios made three saves to earn the clean sheet in a 2-0 win over UNLV.