MISL News Release
Thursday, January 3, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. – The Major Indoor Soccer League announced its Players of the Month for December on Thursday, with the Rochester Lancers’ Doug Miller being named Offensive Player of the Month, the Syracuse Silver Knights’ Nelson Santana taking Defensive Player of the Month and the Milwaukee Wave’s Nick Vorberg taking Goalkeeper of the Month honors.
Selections were based on individual performances in games played through December 31, with nominations being received throughout the month from each team in the MISL.
Miller claimed the league lead in points with a standout month of December that saw him record 16 goals and 38 points. Miller began the month with a bang, recording a six-goal game that tied an MISL record in a 24-17 win against the Missouri Comets, and recorded multiple goals in four other games during the month, including a hat trick against the Milwaukee Wave on December 27.
Vorberg was exceptional as the Milwaukee Wave went undefeated through the month, finishing with a record of 4-0 with a points-against average of 7.0 while averaging 16.5 saves per game. His finest performance came on December 14 against the Chicago Soul, where he recorded 30 saves on 31 shots to lead his side to a 9-2 victory, taking Player of the Week honors in the process.
Syracuse’s Santana performed well not just defensively for the Silver Knights, but also in joining the attack as he helped the side transition quickly to hit opponents on the break. Santana had 18 points in December, including a five-point game against the Milwaukee Wave on December 26, and is now tied for the league lead with 13 assists this season.
The 2012-13 MISL season continues on Friday night as the Syracuse Silver Knights open a two-game road trip with a visit to the Chicago Soul at the Sears Centre Arena at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Silver Knights also visit the Milwaukee Wave on Saturday night, with kickoff at U.S. Cellular Arena set for 7 p.m. ET.
Also this weekend, the Baltimore Blast host the Rochester Lancers for a pair of games at 1st Mariner Arena on Friday and Saturday night, with both games set for 7:35 p.m. ET. The Missouri Comets and Wichita Wings round out the weekend at the Independence Events Center on Sunday, at 4:10 p.m. ET.
All of this weekend’s action can be seen on MISLNation.com, with in-game updates available on Twitter (@MISLSoccer) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/MajorIndoorSoccerLeague).