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MISL names players of the week

November 22, 2004 - Major Indoor Soccer League 2 (MISL 2) News Release


GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK

Peter Pappas, Philadelphia KiXX

Pappas stopped 18 of 23 shots, including eight of nine in the fourth quarter, to lead Philadelphia to a 6-5 victory over the Monterrey Tigres on Nov. 20 at the Wachovia Spectrum. With the win, the seven-time All-Star and six-time All-League selection improved his record to 3-0 on the season, with a 4.00 goals-against average, and a .739 save percentage. The 32-year-old goalkeeper is in his ninth professional indoor season, all with the KiXX. He and player/head coach Don D’Ambra are the only players to have been with the club since its inception. In 2003-04, the Toronto, Ont., native was named the MISL Goalkeeper of the Year after finishing the regular season with a record of 17-12, a 5.44 g.a.a., and an MISL-best .765 save percentage. Pappas was a five-time MISL Goalkeeper of the Week in 2003-04 (Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Jan. 18, Feb. 1, Feb. 8) and was named the MISL Goalkeeper of the Month for October and January.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Nevio Pizzolitto, San Diego Sockers

Pizzolitto assisted on the Sockers’ first goal of the game, then recorded three blocks during a San Diego-dominated third quarter to help the Sockers pull away from the Kansas City Comets and win 11-5 at the San Diego Sports Arena on Nov. 21. The assist was the fourth of the season for the native of Montreal, Que. The 28-year-old defender, and three-time All-Star, was acquired by San Diego during the off-season after spending the three previous seasons with the Cleveland Force. In 2003-04, Pizzolitto played in 19 games for the Force and totaled three goals, three assists, and 22 blocks. In his eight-year professional indoor career, Pizzolitto has played in 203 games and totaled 53 goals, 53 assists, and 267 blocks.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Mike Apple, St. Louis Steamers

Apple’s performance highlighted a huge offensive outburst for the Steamers in their 12-9 victory over the two-time defending MISL Champion Baltimore Blast at 1st Mariner Arena on Nov. 20. The 27-year-old forward scored three first half goals and totaled four goals and one assist in the game as St. Louis improved to 4-2. Through six games, Apple has five goals and four assists, and has taken 21 shots for the Steamers. His nine points rank third on the team. The native of Akron, Ohio, is playing his second season with the Steamers, and third overall in the League. Last season, Apple played in 23 games for St. Louis, totaling 13 goals, six assists, and four blocks. Prior to beginning professional indoor soccer career in 1999 with the Cleveland Crunch, Apple was a Mid-American Conference Player of the Year (1998) and an All-American at the University of Akron.

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