Rene Caro – Bellingham United – If you are going to score 26 goals in a game, someone has to get it all started. And Rene Caro did just that in the first quarter of Saturday’s game against the Oly-Pen Force. Caro scored the first, second and fourth goals and got the assist on the sixth goal in a 7-0 first quarter for Bellingham United. Caro added three more goals and one more assist in the fourth quarter as the Hammers set records for goals scored and largest goal differential in their 26-3 win. This is the Saint Martin’s alum’s first Western Indoor Soccer League Player of the Week Award and Bellingham’s second Offensive POTW of the season, which makes sense considering they are averaging 19.5 goals per game this season.
Mike Arguello – Tacoma Stars Reserves – Once again, the Tacoma Stars Reserves are flexing their defensive muscles. They have allowed just four goals in two games this season and goalkeeper Mike Arguello earned the Defensive Player of the Week for holding Tacoma Narrows to just one goal in the Grit City Derby on Saturday night. Surprisingly, Arguello, who led the Stars Reserves to a WISL championship last season and has led Washington Premier to two straight Evergreen Premier League championships, has only been honored with the Defensive POTW one time before, in week one of the 2018-2019 season. He is also under contract as the backup to veteran Danny Waltman on the Major Arena Soccer League’s Tacoma Stars and earned his first professional win last season. This is the Stars Reserves second Defensive POTW of the season with Logan Jones earning it last week.
Offensive: Kevin Flavin (Snohomish), Ismael DeLuna (Stars Reserves), Eleazar Galvan (Bellingham
Defensive: Andrew Escalante (Snohomish), Olegario Orozco (Bellingham), Jeff Bader (Stars Reserves)