Patrick Wall - Graduate Student - Goalkeeper - Notre Dame
Wall was a force between the pipes recording his third shutout of the 2014 campaign and doing all the things that he needed to do to enable his team to secure a 2-0 win over highly regarded North Carolina. He recorded six saves including several huge stops that fell within the exceptional category before a capacity crowd of over 3,000 fans at Alumni Stadium. Bobby Clark summed it all up when he stated, "There is no quesiton he's (Wall) one of the reason why we won the game against North Carolina." Clark added, "He's a game-changer and that's what a good goalkeeper is about."
Notre Dame improves to 4-1-2 with a 2-0-1 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Fighting Irish return to the pitch on Tuesday, September 30 when they host an always competitive VCU team.
Ethan Kutler - Sophomore - Midfielder - Colgate
Kutler had a five goal weekend leading the Raiders to a 3-1 win over Fairleigh Dickinsn and a 3-1 victory over Siena. In the game with FDU Kutler scored on a header out of a corner kick and made a nice move off the dribble to create space before driving a shot into the lower left hand corner of the goal. In the contest with Siena he scored from the top of the box, slotted a shot into the lower left corner of the goal after creating a turnover inside the box, and scored from ten yards out after a nice give and go with teammate Zach Tamen.
Kutler, who is from Lansing, New York, has scored a total of nine goals so far in the 2014 season. Colgate is now 3-3-1 and will open Patriot League play on Saturday, September 27 when they travel to Easton, Pennsylvania to face Lafayette.
Jamie Dubyoski - Junior - Forward - Navy
Dubyoski, who hails from Cantonsville, Maryland, continues to come up with big plays for Navy. He split two Maryland defenders and sent a chip shot into the back of the net to score what proved to be the game-winning goal in Navy's huge 2-1 win over Maryland before a crowd of 2,522 fans at the Glen Warner Soccer Facility in Annapolis. Dubyoski also converted a header with an assist from senior midfielder Geoff Fries and contributed an assist on the goal scored by sophomore teammate Daniel Camuti to play a key role in the Mids 3-1 on the road win over Central Connecticut State.
Navy improves to 3-1-1. The Mids will host George Washington at the Glen Warner Soccer Facility at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
Andy Craven - Senior - Forward - North Carolina
The Tar Heels took to the road this weekend to face Old Dominion and VCU. Craven who is from St. Simons Island, Georgia proved to be a difference maker in both contests by producing the game winning goals in North Carolina's 1-0 victory over Old Dominion and 1-0 win over VCU. After missing the 2013 season due to injury, both Craven and fellow fifth year senior Rob Lovejoy have returned to the pitch to join senior Tyler Engel and freshman Alan Winn among others to give North Carolina a very formidable and diverse attack. Craven has three goals and three game winners to date. The Tar Heels are 3-1-0 and are playing very well.
North Carolina will begin ACC play when they welcome Pittsburgh to Chapel Hill on Friday, September 12.