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Thaden Tabbed As MVC Men's Soccer Offensive Player Of The Week

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: October 29, 2012
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Drake senior Michael Thaden (West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley) has been selected as the Missouri Valley Conference's Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 29).  It marked the second occasion this season that a Bulldog has been honored, while Thaden garnered recognition for the second time in his Drake career.

Thaden sparked the Bulldogs to a 2-2 double-overtime tie with Evansville last Saturday (Oct. 27), registering a goal and an assist to help the Bulldogs secure a berth in the upcoming MVC Tournament.  

Thaden earned his team-leading second assist of the year on junior Brian Grand's (North Branch, Minn./North Branch) goal at the 43:27 mark.  He then tied the contest at two in the 71st minute (70:28), converting on a successful penalty kick.  

On the season, Thaden leads the Bulldogs in goals (6), assists (2), points (14), shots (39) and game-winners (2).

Drake (4-10-4, 1-2-2 MVC) closes its regular season at Missouri State with a 7:00 p.m. tilt on Friday (Nov. 2).  The contest is scheduled to be broadcast live on Mediacom Connections Channel 22.

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