Offensive Player of the Week
Ek, Siena College
Sr., F, 5-9, 150, Oslo, Norway/Wang Toppidrett
Ek contributed on four of Siena's five goals in leading the Saints to a 2-0 opening MAAC weekend. The senior striker finished with six points on the weekend, tallying two goals and two assists. He scored the game-winning goal in a three-point performance in Friday's win over Saint Peter's and added three more points in Sunday's triumph over Manhattan.
Defensive Player of the Week
Perrella, Rider University
Sr., GK, 6-1, 185, North Brunswick, N.J./North Brunswick
Perrella played 166 minutes in two games over the weekend, making 11 saves without allowing a goal, as the Broncs picked up four points on the road. Perrella entered the game at Canisius at halftime with Rider trailing 1-0. He held the Griffs scoreless for 56 minutes as the Broncs rallied to win 2-1 in overtime. Perrella then started Sunday's game at Niagara and registered eight saves in 110 goalless minutes.
Rookie of the Week
Liesemann, Siena College
So., GK, 6-6, 213, Wadersloh, Germany/University of Paderborn
Liesemann posted a perfect 2-0 record in goal for the Saints and earned his third shutout of the season. Liesemann stopped 75% of the shots he faced and posted a 0.50 goals against average in leading Siena to a MAAC opening weekend sweep. He began the weekend by posting a clean sheet in the win over Saint Peter's and was again a key factor in Sunday's victory over Manhattan. Liesemann is competing in his first season in collegiate soccer.