Hayden Partain (foreground) assisted Tucker Stephenson's second-half score in this June 17 home win over Thunder Bay. Photo credit: Joe Sprunger
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – Des Moines Menace midfielder Hayden Partain is on the Premier Development League Team of the Week, announced by league officials this afternoon.
Partain assisted a pair of goals last week in helping the Menace climb to the top of the Heartland Division. He assisted Devyn Jamba in a 3-1 victory at WSA Winnipeg last Tuesday, and he set up Tucker Stephenson for the lone score in last Saturday’s home win over arch-rival Thunder Bay.
A native of Frisco, Texas, Partain is a Wake Forest graduate. He is second on the Menace with six points (two goals, two assists). Partain is the first Menace player this season to earn a spot on the PDL Team of the Week. Jambga, who leads Des Moines with 10 points (five goals), is on the PDL’s current honorable-mention list.
Heading into the season’s homestretch, the first-place Menace is 5-2-2. The team will play home matches the next four weekends.
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UP NEXT: Des Moines hosts Chicago FC United this Saturday, in a rematch of the teams’ 1-1 draw last night in Evanston, Ill. The Menace will be giving away $1,000 in Kum & Go gift cards, and at halftime, fans will have the opportunity to play Bubble Soccer, presented by Bounce DM. The Menace hosts the girls’ Iowa East-West All-Star Cup at 4:30 p.m. – three hours before kicking off the PDL match against Chicago.
ABOUT THE MENACE: The Des Moines Menace provides the highest level of soccer in Iowa. In its 24th season, the Menace men’s team competes in the Premier Development League (PDL). In its sixth season, the Menace women’s team is part of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). With loyal support, the Menace men’s and women’s teams play their home games at the Valley Stadium in West Des Moines to provide family-fun entertainment. The Menace organization provides the growth of the game of soccer in Iowa with their youth soccer programs, including Junior Menace (ages 3-9), Menace Youth Academy (ages six and older), and tournaments, camps and clinics.