Gordon Wild - Freshman - Forward - USC Upstate
Wild has been a scoring machine for the USC Upstate Spartans. USC Upstate is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina and is a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. On Wednesday Wild recorded a hat trick netting two goals out of free kicks and a third out of a corner kick as the Spartans overcame a two-goal deficient in the final nineteen minutes of play to top Winthrop 5-4. Teammate sophomore midfielder Leon Schwarzer scored twice to also play a key role in the win.
At the concluson of the contest Spartan head coach Greg Hooks stated, "I've been around the game of soccer for over thirty-six years and this might be the wildest game I have ever been a part of." He added, "I can't say enough about how our guys kept fighting once we got down two goals midway through the second half."
Wild also scored twice in USC Upstate's 3-2 victory over Gardner-Webb including a picture perfect bending free kick from thirty yards out. Schwarzer also contributed a goal in that win.
Wild is currently leading the NCAA in goals scored with twelve so far this year.
USC Upstate improves to 4-2-0 and will return to the pitch on Friday when they travel to face Davidson out of the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Fabian Herbers - Junior - Forward - Creighton
Herbers continues to be a difference maker and an opportunistic force on the offensive side of the ball for the number one ranked Creighton Bluejays. This week his heads up play enabled him to net the lone goal in Creighton's 1-0 win over a very competitive Michigan State team on the road in East Lansing. Herbers has five goals including three game-winners and three assists to date and is among the reasons why Creighton is undefeated with a 5-0-0 mark.
Herbers and his Creighton teammates will seek to keep their unbeaten streak alive when they welcome Tulsa to Morrison Stadium on Saturday, September 19.
Chris Wehan - Redshirt Junior - Midfielder - New Mexico
Wehan, who is from Laguna Niguel, California, was named the Most Valuable Player and the Offensive Most Valuable Player of the Grange and Ashwill Memorial Invitational in Albuquerque after a very productive four goal weekend. Wehan scored twice in New Mexico's 2-2 draw with San Diego and twice in their 2-1 win over UC Santa Barbara.
A young Lobo team that appears to be gaining momemtum and confidence improves to 1-1-1. New Mexico will seek to improve its win total when they travel to California to face CSUN on Friday, September 11 and Loyola Marymount on Sunday, September 13.
Mac Steeves - Junior - Forward - Providence
It's highly unlikey that any player had more of an impact on his team's success or a more productive weekend than Mac Steeves. The junior forward who was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 College Cup continued where he left off last year scoring twice including the game-winning goal in overtime to power the Friars in a come from behind 2-1 win over in-state rival Bryant in Providence's season opener. He followed that performance up with a two-goal evening to again play a key role in helping the Friars top Monmouth 2-0 to improve to 2-0-0.
The Friars will seek to continue their winning ways when they travel to face Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts on Friday, September 4 and Rhode Island in Kingston on Monday, September 7.