Is it possible for a 20-goal scorer to miss out on the top individual award in men’s soccer?
Perhaps a silly suggestion to raise, although Andrew Shinyashiki has cooled off by his torrid standards, with just two goals in his last five games. Perhaps more importantly, he’s failed to score against high RPI sides like Virginia and Maryland, which each beat Denver in the last two times out.
The rest of the Summit League schedule and tournament offers Shinyashiki ample time to get back amongst the goals. But if he does slip the end of the season, which players are ready to make a case?
Below is a look at five candidates that could muscle their way into the conversation.