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And the winner is... MN Soccer Hub Boys' Top Performer revealed

By Mike Randleman, SportsEngine, 10/12/21, 5:30PM CDT


See who fans voted as the top performer from Oct. 3-9

Athletes are considered for the weekly top performer poll only if their stats are entered on the MN Soccer Hub by 10 a.m. on Sundays. If coaches or members of their staffs need access to enter stats, please email mnhubs@sportngin.com.

Top performer winner

Michael Doshan, Mound Westonka.  The senior midfielder/forward scored in all three of the White Hawks’ games last week. Doshan’s big performance came in a 9-1 win Oct. 5 vs. Hutchinson where he put in three goals and dished out three assists. Doshan, a Class 1A all-state second team honoree in 2020, also scored once and assisted once in a 2-1 win Oct. 4 at St. Anthony. He scored once in a 1-1 tie Oct. 7 at Zimmerman.

Top performer candidates

Sidike Jabateh, Park Center. He was a second-team all-state performer in Class 2A last year and is among the state’s best in 2021. With 33 goals, Jabateh is tied for first in the state among all classes, based on stats submitted to MN Soccer Hub. He’s been a big part of the Pirates winning seven games in a row to end the regular season. Last week, he put in three goals and an assist Oct. 5 vs. Totino-Grace, four goals and an assist Oct. 7 at Blaine and three goals and an assist Oct. 9 vs. Mounds View.

Cooper Nowak, Princeton. As Nowak gains steam, so do the Princeton Tigers. He had games with one and two goals, respectively, a week ago in a pair of wins. The senior attacker kept adding to his single game total, notching three goals in a 4-3 win Oct. 6 vs. Monticello and four in a 5-0 win at Spectrum. He’s fourth among all classes in goals with 31, just two behind the leader.

Brandon Wright, Lakeville North. Only two of the Panthers’ 11 opponents scored more than one goal in a game in the regular season. A big reason for that is the senior goalkeeper Wright. He’s on a streak of four-straight shutouts, including two last week. Wright stopped six shots in a 1-0 win Oct. 4 at Shakopee and in a 1-0 win Oct. 6 at Prior Lake. Wright allowed three goals in the season opener and just five in the 10 games since.

Bryan Ortega, Rockford/Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. Ortega has come on strong to lead the Rockets to a five-game winning streak to end the regular season. He’s up to 20 goals in 13 games this season, good for a tie for 10th in the state based on stats submitted to MN Soccer Hub. Fifteen goals came in the last six games. Last week, the senior forward/midfielder recorded a hat trick in a 3-0 win Oct. 6 vs. Concordia Academy and another hat trick with an assist in a 9-4 win Oct. 7 at Melrose.

*Stats and records as of Oct. 9

MN Soccer Hub polls are for entertainment purposes only. 

Previous winners

Ian Mercil, Rockford/Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. Aug. 30-Sept. 4

Zach Plante, St. Cloud Cathedral. Sept. 5-11

Rodrigo Castanaeda, Richfield. Sept. 12-18

Dylan Moua, Hmong Academy. Sept. 19-25

Jonah Hamberger, Watertown-Mayer. Sept. 26-Oct. 2

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