University of Michigan-Dearborn Fieldhouse
University of Michigan-Dearborn Fieldhouse
University of Michigan-Dearborn Fieldhouse

By The Michigan Journal Sports Staff

The women’s soccer represented the University of Michigan-Dearborn athletics well this week, celebrating a first-place finish in the Midwest Collegiate Club Soccer League after topping Oakland University Sunday.

Meanwhile, the UM-Dearborn hockey team dropped its sixth straight game after being swept by Iowa State. The men’s soccer team is vying for a WHAC playoff spot, while the volleyball team continues to search for its first win of the year.

Several athletes stood out as Player of the Week candidates for the Michigan Journal’s ninth issue. Voting lasts until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Who is your selection for the Michigan Journal's UM-Dearborn Player of the Week for Issue 9?

  • Nadine Makki — women's soccer (93%, 119 Votes)
  • Kelly Merkle — volleyball (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Iris Mesic — Men's soccer (3%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 128

Iris Mesic — men’s soccer

Stats: One goal vs. Madonna, Northwestern Ohio (Oct. 22, 25)

Iris Mesic, the leading scorer for the men’s soccer team, has been dealing with an injury that past couple of weeks. When Mesic was used as a substitute in the Oct. 25 game against UNWO, he threw a cross towards the net which hit off a defenders head and went into the net. It was the Wolverines lone goal in their two games last week.

Kelly Merkle — volleyball

Stats: Two kills, 10 assists vs. Lawrence Tech (Oct. 22); Four kills, 16 assists, and two digs against Indiana University East (Oct. 24)

Kelly Merkle showed that high kill totals isn’t the only thing that earns you Player of the Week nominations. Merkle totaled 26 assists in UM-Dearborn’s two losses last week.

Nadine Makki — women’s soccer

Stats: One penalty kick goal vs. Oakland (Oct. 25) for Midwest Collegiate Club Soccer League championship

It’s hard to overlook a goal that helps a team win a championship. Nadine Makki’s penalty kick goal not only did that, it sealed a 3-1 win over Oakland for the UM-Dearborn women’s soccer team.