Djabi & Bush Earn Opening Week #ASunMSoc Honors

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

MACON, Ga. - In the opening weekend of Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer action, Lipscomb's Omar Djabi and North Florida's Christopher Bush collected A-Sun honors for their outstanding play, announced Tuesday by the league office.

Djabi took two shots against rival Belmont and scored off both. LU defeated the Bruins 3-1 with Djabi recording the game-winning goal for the Bisons.

Bush held the Ospreys' back line together as they allowed only two goals in 200 minutes of action. Bush's performance earned him Defensive Most Valuable Player in the 2013 Mike Gibbs Memorial Tournament. The Ospreys got off to a 1-0-1 start to the season; the best start for UNF since the 2002 season.

Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Player of the Week - Sept. 3
Quick Bio
 Omar Djabi

• Junior
• Midfielder
• Valencia, Venezuela
• Accounting

• First Career A-Sun Player of the Week award
• Marks the 10th time a Bison has earned Player of the Week
• 2012 First Team All-Conference and All-Tournament team
• Tallied two goals including the game-winner vs. rival Belmont
• Only took two shots this weekend to score both
• Led the Bisons to their first victory of the season

Stats for the Week: Two Goals, Four Points, Two SOG
Next LU Contest: vs. Eastern Illinois; Friday, Sept. 6th            
Other Nominees: Evan Jimmo, Stetson; Alex Morell, North Florida

Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week - Sept. 3
Quick Bio
  Christopher Bush
 North Florida

• Jr.; Defender
• Roatan, Honduras
• Business Management

• First Career A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week award
• First-Ever Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for UNF
• Defensive MVP in the 2013 Mike Gibbs Memorial Tournament
• Helped the Ospreys to a 1-01 start; their best start since 2002
• Led the back line that conceded only two goals in 200 minutes
• Named team-captain prior to the first match of the season
• Anchored a defense that allowed ten shots on goal in two games

Stats for the Week: Two Starts, Team Shots Against Avg. 10.5
Next UNF Contest: at UCF; Sunday, Sept. 8th            
Other Nominees: Andres Schnabl, Stetson

2013 Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Weekly Awards
Date Player of the Week (School)
Defensive Player of the Week (School)
Sept. 3rd Omar Djabi (Lipscomb) Christopher Bush (North Florida)

About Player of the Week
The following criteria are used by the Atlantic Sun Conference in selecting the A-Sun Players of the Week in each of the conference’s 20 sports. These criteria are used in no specific order and, in its groupings, one does not weigh more than the others:
• Statistics compiled during the week of competition
• The impact of that person’s efforts in meeting the team goals (i.e., game-winning shot, walk-off home run, etc.)
• Magnitude of the contest on the conference and national level (i.e., game meant championship, etc.)
• When individual participates in more than one game per week, how that individual performs in each of those games, effecting team performance goals
• Level of competition faced by each individual
• Each week’s performance will be considered on its own merit
• Other pertinent factors (i.e., career milestones; program, conference and/or national records)