(WALESKA, Ga.) – Daniel Santema of Truett McConnell and Drake Cullens of Bluefield are the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Men’s Soccer Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

This is the fourth edition of the awards for the 2022 season. The next set of awards will be announced on Sept. 26.

AAC Defensive Player of the Week
Daniel Santema – Truett McConnell – Sophomore – Gronigen, Netherlands

  • Made 13 saves on the week, helping Truett McConnell to a 2-0 record.
  • Allowed 1 goal and had a .929 save percentage.
  • Logged 10 saves in a 2-0 in at Point.
  • This is his first weekly honor of the season.

AAC Offensive Player of the Week
Drake Cullens – Bluefield – Junior – Lexington, N.C.

  • Scored twice and had 1 assist as Bluefield went 2-0 on the week.
  • Had a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win over Columbia.
  • Picked up a goal in a 2-1 win over Johnson.
  • This is his first weekly honor of the season.

Previous Weekly Winners
Week 1 – Even McCormick, St. Andrews (defensive), Alessandro Mastrofilippo, St. Andrews (offensive)
Week 2 – Austin Gunnels, Columbia (defensive), Nathan Thompson, Bluefield (offensive)
Week 3 – Marius Braedstrup-Holm, Montreat (defensive), Aramis Rohner, Reinhardt (offensive)
Week 4 – Daniel Santema, Truett McConnell (defensive), Drake Cullens, Bluefield (offensive)