TACOMA, WA—The Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) today announces that Nick Cashmere (Offense) of Bellingham United and Micah Wenzel (Defense) of the Tacoma Stars Reserves have been voted by league member coaches and general managers as the Players of the Week for November 18, 2017.
For the second week in a row the honors are filled by veteran players. Cashmere and Wenzel have featured for their sides over the years. For Bellingham Nick Cashmere wins his third Player of the Week vote. He also won one in both 2015 and 2016. Micah Wenzel has won similar honors outdoors with WPSS FC in the Evergreen Premier League.
Nick Cashmere (Offense) – Bellingham United
Nick Cashmere scored three goals and assisted on another as Bellingham United needed his entire output to edge the Olympic Force on Saturday in Bremerton, 10-9. His performance dominated the vote. There were other notable accomplishments as well, such as the 2-goal performances from JJ Schmeck (Tacoma), Lucas Dourado (Tacoma), Colin Ralston (Olympic) Alejandro Hernandez (Olympic) and Connor Moe (Bellingham.) In the end the coaches and GM’s recognized Cashmere’s crafty moves, lethal finishing and leadership on the Hammers offense.
Micah Wenzel (Defense) – Tacoma Stars Reserves
Micah Wenzel’s job is made easier by the performances in goal of his teammate Aaron Anderson. The opposite is also true. Last week Anderson was the WISL Defensive Player of the Week. He got votes again this week but the coaches and GM’s decided it was Wenzel who deserves to be recognized for helping the Tacoma defense limit the Skyhawks to 3 goals after they scored 15 the week before. Tacoma’s 7-3 win at the Snohomish Soccer Dome lifted the Stars Reserves into first place. Wenzel and his defensive squad held the Skyhawks to a single goal in the second half.
The Stars Reserves are giving up just 3 goals per match so far this season.