Men's Soccer's Spangenberg, Hoegg Sweep MVC Player of the Week Honors
Nov. 4, 2013
St. LOUIS -- Missouri State redshirt senior goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg was named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week in soccer Monday for the fourth time in his career. Redshirt sophomore midfielder/forward Emmerich Hoegg also received recognition from the Missouri Valley Conference and was named Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career.
Spangenberg was named MVC Defensive Player of the Week earlier this season on Oct. 21, and twice in 2011, on Oct. 17 and Nov. 7.
Goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg put on another stellar performance on Saturday evening against Bradley. The redshirt senior recorded his seventh straight clean sheet, fifth straight conference shutout, and tenth overall shutout on the season. His ten shutouts in a season are second all-time in the Missouri State record book, and one away from the all-time school record. Spangenberg made two world-class saves on Saturday to preserve the shutout, and lowered his season goals against average to 0.37, which would rank 2nd on the all-time MVC list if the season ended today. The MVC leader in g.a.a. and shutout percentage is having a phenomenal senior season, after missing all of last year due to injury.
In the game against Bradley, Emmerich Hoegg scored a rocket of a goal past the goalkeeper to secure the 1-0 win for the Bears. Hoegg scored his 5th game-winning goal of the season on Saturday, ranking him at a tie for first in the MVC. His two game-winners in conference play are the most of any MVC athlete this season. He also moved into a tie in the Missouri State all-time record books for second place in game-winning goals. Hoegg’s five goals and ten assists lead the Bears this season.
Missouri State returns to action Nov. 9 with a 7 p.m. match against SIU Edwardsville at Plaster Field. Saturday’s game will be the 5th Annual Living OUR Legacy Game and will act as Senior Night, recognizing Cole Alexander, Matt Bray, Jarred Clark, Jared Gain, Callen Roselieb, and Spangenberg.