Westmont's Russell Smelley has been honored by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) with its 2014 Coach of Character Award. Smelley is in his 36th year as head coach for Westmont's track and field and cross country teams.

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Shahram Aghayousef converted the golden goal game winner on Monday (Photo by Dana Petersen)

Merced, CA- Hope International closed out their road trip to Northern California with a 2-1 overtime win over UC Merced on Monday.  Senior Shahram Aghayousef turned his second goal in as many games into the golden goal game winner.

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Biola women's soccer accomplished a lot in its first 22 years in existence, but one thing it never did was win six straight matches to start the season. That mark was set on Monday evening when Biola improved to 6-0-0 following a 3-0 shutout win over Embry-Riddle (AZ).

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Amanda Lillicrop

Biola soccer used up all 180 minutes it had on the pitch on Saturday afternoon, as both the men and women's squads used go-ahead goals in the final five minutes to secure 2-1 victories over Our Lady of the Lake (TX).

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Shahram Aghayousef converted the golden goal game winner on Monday (Photo by Dana Petersen)
Amanda Lillicrop
 
Player of the Week
Player of the Week
Men's Soccer
Defensive Player of the Week
Michael Kute
Biola University
Michael Kute is excelling at center-back for Biola, keeping opponents from finding ways to attack in Biola's box. The senior defender helped hold Antelope Valley to just four shots the entire game, and his defense kept Our Lady of the Lake from posting many quality chances, keeping just about half their shots from being shots on goal.
Player of the Week
Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Stephen Tanquary
Biola University
Stephen Tanquary scored one goal in each game last week as Biola won both of its non-conference match-ups. The junior forward scored game-winning goal against Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) in the 87th minute. He has recorded four goals in the last four games for the Eagles.
Player of the Week
Women's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Madison Cody
Vanguard University
Madison Cody recorded a hat-trick against Bethesda, while also dishing out two assists to her teammates. The junior forward tallied eight points in the game to bring her season total to 14.
Player of the Week
Volleyball
Player of the Week
Amy Weststeyn
Biola University
Amy Weststeyn hit above .400 in both of her performances as No. 6 Biola started the conference season with two wins against No. 17 Vanguard and Hope International. For the week, she averaged 3.7 kills with a .442 hitting percentage. The senior middle blocker was the only Eagle to notch double-digit kills in both contests, and she added 11 blocks (2 solo) to her tally for the week. Weststeyn was involved in all but five of the Eagles' blocks. She added three aces and was flawless on the serve.
Player of the Week
Women's Soccer
Defensive Player of the Week
Hayleigh Lamping
William Jessup University
Haleigh Lamping recorded two shutouts and had 13 saves in 191 minutes for William Jessup last week. The freshman goalkeeper kept a very tough NCAA Division II San Francisco State scoreless for 101 minutes while recording 10 saves in the Warrior's 1-0 double overtime victory. Lamping also had three saves against Simpson. William Jessup is currently on a four-game winning streak.
Michael KuteStephen TanquaryMadison CodyAmy WeststeynHayleigh Lamping
Standings
Show standings for 2014-15
 
Rankings
Show rankings for 2014-15
1Oklahoma City (OK)
2Southern Oregon
3Olivet Nazarene (IL)
4Aquinas (MI)
5St. Francis (IL)
6British Columbia
7Shawnee State (OH)
8Concordia (OR)
9Cal State San Marcos
10Tennessee Wesleyan
13The Master's College
20Arizona Christian University
RVVanguard University
1Biola University
2Lewis-Clark State (ID)
3Dordt (IA)
4Olivet Nazarene (IL)
5Northwest Christian (OR)
6Carroll (MT)
7Taylor (IN)
8Shawnee State (OH)
9St. Francis (IL)
10The Master's College
15Westmont College
1Martin Methodist (TN)
2Auburn Montgomery (AL)
3Lindsey Wilson (KY)
4Ashford (IA)
5Oklahoma Wesleyan
6Hastings (NE)
7Rio Grande (OH)
8Baker (KS)
9Embry-Riddle (FL)
10Concordia University
24Biola University
1Concordia (OR)
2Westmont College
3Lindsey Wilson (KY)
4Northwood (FL)
5Concordia University
6Embry-Riddle (FL)
7Davenport (MI)
8Cumberland (TN)
9William Carey (MS)
10Robert Morris (IL)
12Vanguard University
18The Master's College
1Rocky Mountain (MT)
2Texas at Brownsville
3Concordia University
4Viterbo (WI)
5Northwestern (IA)
6Biola University
7Columbia (MO)
8Madonna (MI)
9Midland (NE)
10Grand View (IA)
17Vanguard University
RVWestmont College
RVThe Master's College