For the third time in five weeks, Mount Vernon Nazarene College soccer forward Scott Dapprich has been named the Mid-Ohio Conference Soccer Player of the Week. Dapprich was honored this time for his performances during the week of September 29-October 5. He was also selected as the NAIA Great Lakes Region Player of the Week, becoming only the second MVNC soccer player to receive this honor.
To top that off, Dapprich became the first MVNC soccer player ever to be named the NAIA National Soccer Player of the Week. He becomes just the sixth MVNC athlete to receive this national recognition in any sport.
Dapprich, a 5-foot-8 senior from Mount Vernon, Ohio, is enjoying the best offensive season ever for a member of the Cougar soccer squad. During the week, he scored two goals in a 4-1 MOC victory at Shawnee State University. Then, he rounded out the week with two more goals in a 4-1 non-conference victory over Campbellsville (KY) University.
With the four goals, Dapprich has now tied the single-season record with 17 goals. Former Cougar standout Chip Wall set the record during the 1991 season. Dapprich has also recorded 11 assists, two shy of the single-season record of 13 assists set by teammate Todd Pearce this season. Dapprich's 45 total points this season is also a new single-season mark.
Dapprich, who is playing his first (and only) year of collegiate soccer after outstanding four-year careers on the MVNC basketball and baseball teams, has already cracked the top ten in career goals (10th with 17) and career points (10th with 45). He has scored two or more goals in six of the Cougars' 13 contests, and has found the back of the net at least once in all but four matches.
It is not just a coincidence that MVNC is off to one of the best seasons in school history with Dapprich leading the way. The Cougars are currently 10-2-1 overall, marking only the fourth time in the program's 19-year history that the team has reached double figures in victories. MVNC is just one win shy of the school record for victories in a season.