Junior Isaac Kannah (Plymouth, Minn./Prairie Seeds Academy) of was named Mid-American Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week on Monday following his three goals last week in a pair of matches against Eastern Illinois and Akron.
“This is a very well deserved accolade for Isaac,” said NIU head coach Eric Luzzi.
“He obviously had a good week, but the reality is that Isaac is one of the most dangerous attacking players in our conference, and he has the potential to be explosive every time he steps on the field. I expect that Isaac will continue performing at a very high level for the remainder of the season.”
Kannah netted a pair of goals Tuesday, Oct. 22, as NIU defeated Eastern Illinois, 3-0, in the first night game at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex.
The Plymouth, Minn., native opened the scoring in the 24th minute and doubled NIU’s advantage in the final minute before halftime. Kannah played 82 minutes in a starting role against the Panthers, recording three shots while registering the first multi-goal game of his NIU career.
Kannah followed his performance against Eastern Illinois with another goal on Saturday (Oct. 26) in NIU’s 2-1 setback at Akron. Against the Zips, Kannah made his 13th start of the season, playing 89 minutes with four shots. He scored in the 15th minute to pull the Huskies level, 1-1.
On the season, Kannah has appeared in all 14 matches, scoring a team-best six games while leading NIU with 36 total shots. Kannah has played in 54 matches during three seasons as a Huskie, tallying 10 goals while recording seven assists. This is Kannah’s first career conference player of the week honor.
Kannah and the Huskie return to action Wednesday, Oct. 30, when they host UW Milwaukee in the annual LeWang Cup match. Game time against the Panthers is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex.