College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Week Ending October 26, 2014

Cyle Larin - Sophomore - Forward - Connecticut -

Those footsteps that other teams in the American Athletic Conference may be hearing are those of Cyle Larin and his Connecticut teammates who have now won three straight to improve to 7-6-2 with a 5-1-1 mark in conference play.  Larin leads the Huskies with eight goals to date and is among the reasons why Connecticut looks to be gaining momentum.  Larin scored twice in UConn's 3-1 win over Temple and netted the game winning goal in their 2-1 win over SMU before a crowd of 3,643 fans at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.  

Connecticut will host Yale from the Ivy League on Tuesday night and then will take to the road to tangle with South Florida in Tampa on Saturday night in what shapes up to be a key American Athletic Conference contest. South Florida topped UConn 1-0 when the two teams faced each other on September 27 at Morrone Stadium.  


College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Week Ending October 19, 2014

Guillermo Delgado - Sophomore - Forward - Delaware

Delgado, who hails from Tres Cantos, Spain, netted the game winning goal with just sixteen seconds remaining in the second overtime period to give Delaware a 1-0 victory over Hofstra in a key Colonial Athletic Association matchup.  He also scored what proved to be the game winning goal in Delaware's 3-1 win over William and Mary. 

Delgado is a pure finisher who has netted ten goals so far in the 2014 season. Delaware's win over William and Mary assured the Blue Hens of having back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1984-1985.  

Delaware is now 10-4-0 with a 3-1-0 record in CAA play. They will return to the pitch again when they host Northeastern on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium. 

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Week Ending October 12, 2014

Colin McAtee - RS Junior - Midfielder - Michigan

McAtee who is from San Diego, California scored three goals to lead Michigan past Notre Dame 3-2 at U-M Soccer Stadium. His first goal was a header out of a corner kick that was put in play by teammate Tyler Anderson in the 21st minute of the contest. His second goal came less than a minute later after receiving a cross from teammate Tyler Arnone at the top of the eighteen which he drove into the lower right corner of the goal.  His third goal and the game winner came in the 83rd minute of play out of a corner kick again put in play by Anderson. McAtee also netted his sixth goal of the year in Michigan's 3-0 win over Rutgers.  

Michigan has now won three straight to improve to 4-5-2 with a 2-1-2 mark in Big Ten Conference play.  The Wolverines will seek to keep their winning streak alive when they tangle with an always competitive Akron side on the road on Tuesday, October 14.  


College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Week Ending October 5, 2014

Nick DePuy - Sophomore - Forward - UC Santa Barbara  

DePuy and his UCSB teammates secured two solid Big West Conference wins defeating CSUN 2-1 and UC Irvine 1-0 to improve to 6-3-1 with a 2-0-0 mark in conference play.  DePuy netted what proved to be the game winning goal in the match with CSUN and assisted on teammate Duncan Backus's goal to enable the Gauchos to come from behind to top the Matadors.  UC Santa Barbara coach Tim Vom Steeg stated, "Anytime you can get a good result against a great team like Northridge, you're happy."  In the contest with UC Irvine, DePuy controlled a clearance with less than a minute remaining in regulation and sent a picture perfect shot from thirty-five yards out into the upper left corner of the net to give the Gauchos the win before a crowd of 4,731 fans at Harder Stadium. Vom Steeg stated, "It was obviously a great shot by Nick.  I can't think of a better way to finish the first week of conference."

UC Santa Barbara will take to the road to tangle with Cal State Fullerton on Thursday and UC Riverside on Saturday night.