Senior team captain Drew Nyberg earned Defensive Player of the Week honors and freshman Luis Nuñez earned Offensive Player of the Week as the Menlo College men's soccer swept Golden State Athletic Conference Players of the Week honors it was learned Tuesday.
Nyberg anchored the Oaks back line in shutout wins over NCAA Division III Whittier College, 5-0, and former Cal Pac foe Simpson University, 2-0. He played every minute of both games.
Nuñez scored three goals and added an assist in the two games. He scored the game winner against the Poets. Nuñez followed that with a game-clinching goal, his third of the season, to secure the win over Simpson.
Eli Bunton, Issac Miselewicz and Nyberg scored against the Eagles. All five goals were scored in the first half.
Junior Danielle McCarthy recorded a hat trick and added an assist to boot as Menlo won its second straight, beating visiting Sierra Nevada, 5-0, in a non-conference match Tuesday.
McCarthy and Jocelyn Aguilar were each credited with an assist on Alana Kualapai's goal that opened the scoring for the Oaks (2-1 2), who scored three goals in the first 15 minutes.
McCarthy scored two consecutive goals to give Menlo a 3-0 advantage at halftime.
Jelissa Blanco assisted on McCarthy's goal in the second half that made it 4-0. Rachel DeJesus added a goal for 5-0.
Menlo hosts Simpson in a nonconference match Thursday at 1 p.m.